A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.


Nasiraka Group's story

Stephen’s group has 25 farmers and is located in Chwele District. Stephen is pictured on the right of Nasira Group with his hand raised. Stephen is pictured amongst the 8 men and 17 women of his group. He will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum and millet. Stephen joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Stephen joined One Acre Fund so that he could grow enough food for the family and gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Stephen was only able to harvest 2 bags of maize per ½ acre, but, after joining One Acre Fund, he was able to harvest 13 bags per ½ acre! He plans on using future profits from the harvest to send his children to school and save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Stephen’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 12.5 acres of land.

In this group: Stephen, Frida, Hillary, Jane, Johnface, Alice, Alice, Florence, Judith, Phoebe, Zuzy, Mildred, Peter, Alice, Lona, Peter, Ruth, Scolastic, Fatuma, Maurice, Robert, Janet, Pasilisa, Wycliffe, Annah
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