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

Akukuranut Group's story

Esther is a member of Akukuranut Group in Teso District. She is pictured with 10 other One Acre Fund farmers. Their group consists of 4 women and 7 men. Esther is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of millet, sweet potatoes and sorghum cultivation. Esther is a new One Acre Fund farmer and is excited for the 2013 "Long Rains" season. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access the best input prices and to grow enough food for the family.

Esther described her harvest last year as poor. She hopes that, as a One Acre Fund farmer, she is able to join the ranks of One Acre Fund farmers that have doubled their harvest in their first year of the program. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and to save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Esther's group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5.5 acres of land.

In this group: Esther, Elizabeth, Ann, Moris, Lectisha, Paul, Emmanuel, James, Michael, Pius, Asman
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