A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.

Mwenda Pole Group's story

Jacklyne is a member of the Mwenda Pole Group in Kakamega North District. She is pictured with 11 One Acre Fund farmers, nine women and two men. Jacklyne is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for half an acre of millet and sorghum cultivation. Jacklyne first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains season and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Jacklyne joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and use the increased profits to send her children to school.

Jacklyne described her harvest as good last year, but she believes she can have an even better one this year. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and to buy a cow. Jacklyne’s group members will each receive input loans of half an acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for 5.5 acres of millet and sorghum.

In this group: Jacklyne, Judith, Jane, Deina, Queen, Mary, Peter, Josphine, Margaret, Maurice, Enrieta

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