A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.

Amka Group's story

Janet is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Amka Group members. The 18 of them, 11 women and 7 men, are farmers in Kakamega North District. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ an acre of millet and sorghum. Janet joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012 season, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Janet joined One Acre Fund so that she could use increased profits to send her children to school and grow enough food for the family.

Janet described her harvest last year as good, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and buy a cow. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Janet’s group members will take input loans of ½ an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 9 acres of land.

In this group: Janet, Edith, Fridah, Mary, Thomas, Enock, Moses, Selina, Ann, Beatrice, Justus, Benerd, John, Zilipa, Alice, Alice, Noel, Morice
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