A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum and sweet potatos.


Usafi Group's story

Usafi is a group of 15 farmers in Webuye District represented by Beatrice. The group has 13 women and 2 men. Beatrice is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of millet, sorghum and sweet potatoes will be delivered to her on credit. Beatrice first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Beatrice joined One Acre Fund in order to access the best input prices and because One Acre Fund helps needy farmers.

Beatrice reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 10 bags of maize per 1 3/4 acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 27 bags per 1 3/4 acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and assist her with her own daily needs. Beatrice’s group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for 7.5 acres of millet and sorghum.

In this group: Enes, Elizabeth, Robai, Rose, Sarah, Wilkista, Beatrice, Beatrice, Daina, Mary, Diana, Ben, Benson, Emelda, Violet
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