A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to cultivate millet and sorghum.

Sokomoko Group's story

Elikana is a member of the Sokomoko Group in Kakamega North District, Kenya. He is pictured with 11 other One Acre Fund farmers, seven women and four men. He is standing on the right with his hand raised.

During the long rains in 2009, Elikana joined One Acre Fund to gain access to hybrid seeds and fertilizer and grow enough food for his family. He is now enrolled for the 2013 long rains season and is receiving a loan to cultivate a half acre of millet and sorghum.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Elikana was only able to harvest three bags of maize per half acre. After joining the group, during the long rains of 2012, he was able to harvest eight bags per half acre!

Elikana’s group members will each receive input loans for a half acre during the 2013 long rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for six acres of millet and sorghum. Elikana plans to use future profits to send his children to school and to repair his home.

In this group: Elikana, Anjeline, Antonina, Esther, Elimina, Isaiah, Jeniveva, Joice, John, Patrick, Janet, Noel

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