A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.

Hututu Group's story

This is Hututu Group, and the group's representative, Eliud, is pictured on the right, with his hand raised. The 20 of them, 15 women and 5 men, are farmers in Chwele District. Farming inputs will be delivered to Eliud on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of millet and sorghum. Eliud first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Eliud joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and access the best farm input prices.

Eliud reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 3 bags of maize per acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 25 bags per acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and to save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, the Hututu Group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 10 acres of land.

In this group: Eliud, Agnes, Caroline, Ernest, Florence, Judith, Margaret, Rosemary, Eunice, Remi, Francis, Dobista, Fanice, Felistas, Agneta, Charles, Carolyne, Evalin, Jane, Jantrix

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