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

Star Group's story

Hezron, a member of Star Group in Webuye District, is pictured with 14 One Acre Fund farmers, 10 women and 4 men. Hezron is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of millet, sorghum and sweet potato cultivation. He first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains, and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Hezron joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for his family and use increased profits to send his children to school.

Hezron reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 7 bags of maize per ½ acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 14 bags per 1/2 acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and repair his home. Hezron’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 acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Betty , Sarah, Reba, Adelite, Alfayo, Melab, Milka, Linet, Rodah, Tawai, Hezron, Maurine, Ronald, Zipporah

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