A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum.


Shirikisho Group's story

Josephine is a member of the Shirikisho Group in Kakamega North District. She is pictured with twelve One Acre Fund farmers, all women. Josephine is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for half an acre of sweet potato, millet and sorghum cultivation. Josephine 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. Josephine joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for her family and use increased profits to send her children to school.

Josephine described her harvest as very good last year, but she believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and repair her home. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive half an acre's worth of agricultural inputs on credit. Josephine’s group will receive a total of six acres worth of inputs.

In this group: Josephine, Leonida, Selina, Violet, Philistas, Rose, Rosemary, Beatrice, Enesi, Lilian, Joyce, Julieta



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