A loan of $925 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Central Group's story

Mebo is a member of the Central Group in the Kakamega North district. She is pictured with 24 One Acre Fund farmers, 19 women and 5 men. Mebo is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Mebo 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. Mebo joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer in order to grow enough food for the family.

Mebo reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 1 bag of maize per ½ acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 3 bags per 1/2 acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and to save for the future.

For the 2013 Long Rains season, Mebo’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 12 acres of land.

In this group: Agnes, Fridah, Mebo, Eunice, Julieta, Beatrice, Hellen, Geridinah, Respah, Florence, Fanuel, Japheth, Makulata, Tabitha, Kennedy, Medina, Salome, Seth, Jane, Lilian, Ainea, Sarah, Oseia, Violet

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