A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sweet potatoes, and sorghum.

Upendo Group's story

Everlyne’s group has 12 farmers and is located in the Chwele District. Everlyne is pictured on the right of the Upendo Group with her hand raised. Everlyne is pictured amongst the 12 women of her group. She will receive input loans capable of planting ½ an acre with sorghum, sweet potatoes and millet. Everlyne 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. Everlyne joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seeds and fertilizer, as well as to improve her farming techniques with One Acre Fund methods.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Everlyne was only able to harvest 1.5 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 9 bags per ½ acre! She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Everlyne’s group will receive 6 acres worth of inputs on credit.

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

In this group: Janet, Everlyne, Florance, Jane, Peter, Scolastic, Rose, Elizabeth, Everlyne, Janepher, Gentrix, Loise

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details