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A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.

Watsaji Group's story

Watsaji Group is located in Kakamega North District. It is a group of 11 women and three men led by Gerald, pictured on the right with his hand raised.

He is receiving an input loan for a half acre of millet and sorghum cultivation. Gerald first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2009 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Gerald joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Gerald was only able to harvest seven bags of maize per 3/4 acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest 13 bags per 3/4 acre!

He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and buy a cow. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive half an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Gerald’s group will receive seven acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Gerald, Milka, Manoah, Nancy, Beatrice, Catherine, Everlyne, Evans, Petronila, Sophia, Agnes, Lydia, Mary, Rita

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