A loan of $400 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.

Umoja Group's story

Umoja Group is located in Kakamega North District. It is a group of 8 women and 2 men led by Felistus who is pictured on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for a half-acre of millet and sorghum cultivation. Felistus joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2010, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Felistus joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for her family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Felistus was only able to harvest three and a half bags of maize per half-acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 9 bags per half-acre! She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and buy a cow. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Felistus’s group members will take input loans of one half-acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5 acres of land.

In this group: Felistus, Violet, Samson, William, Jane, Florence, Adelight, Regina, Berisila, Joan

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