A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum and sweet potatoes.

Buchwanga Group's story

Annah’s group has 23 farmers and is located in Kakamega North District. Annah is pictured on the right of the Buchwanga Group with her hand raised. Annah is pictured among the 1 man and 22 women of her group. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, millet and sweet potatoes. Annah joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Annah joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and access the best input prices.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Annah was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 10 bags per ½ acre! 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. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Annah’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 11.5 acres of land.

Saida, one of the farmers of the Buchwanga Group, chose to drop out of the program after the Kiva photo was taken. He is still pictured above.

In this group: Beatrice, Consolata, Rose, Annah, Eunice, Rose, Veronicah, Ernest, Joyce, Mary, Selina, Eunice, Florence, Jacklyn, Jerida, Ketiruta, Gladys, Hellen, Jane, Josephine, Marystella, Merab, Carolyne

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