A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sweet potatoes, and sorghum.

Kamkata Group's story

Esau is pictured on the right with his hand raised amongst his Kamkata Group members. The 13 of them, 9 women and 4 men, are farmers in Chwele District. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of millet, sweet potatoes and sorghum. Esau first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2010 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Esau joined One Acre Fund in order to improve his farming techniques with One Acre Fund methods and access the best input prices.

Esau reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about 2.5 bags of maize per ½ acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested 9.5 bags per ½ acre! He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and repair his home. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Esau‘s group will receive 6.5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

The field officer is standing on the left of the photo.

In this group: Aggrey, Emily, Simon, Janet, Consolata, Florence, Esau, George, Susan, Rispar, Rose, Florence, Susan

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