A loan of $400 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of sweet potatoes, millet and sorghum.

Matendo Group's story

Matendo is a group of 10 farmers in Chwele District represented by Agnes. The group has nine women and one man. Agnes is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of sweet potatoes, millet and sorghum. Agnes joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012 and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Agnes joined One Acre Fund so that she could access the best input prices and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Agnes was only able to harvest 3.5 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest nine bags per ½ acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to buy a cow and send her children to school. Agnes' group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for five acres of maize and sorghum.

In this group: Agnes, Vincent, Everlyne, Betty, Mary, Annah, Jenipher, Ritah, Teresa, Violet

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