A loan of $675 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet and sorghum.

Mwangaza Group's story

Joseph’s group has 17 farmers and is located in Kakamega North District. Joseph is pictured on the right of Mwangaza Group with his hand raised. Joseph is pictured amongst the four men and 13 women of his group. He will receive input loans capable of planting half an acre with sorghum and millet. Joseph first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains season, and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Joseph joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and use the increased profits to send his children to school.

Joseph reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about three bags of maize per half acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 8 bags per half acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive half an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Joseph’s group will receive 8.5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Joseph, Beatrice, Esnas, Joyce, Lonah, Rachel, Roselyne, Magrate, John, Fredah, Grace, Josephine, Nancy, Symphrose, Janet, Olukulala, Stanley

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