A loan of $925 helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sweet potatoes, and sorghum.

Akitabataba Group's story

Simiyu is pictured on the right with his hand raised, amongst his Akitabataba Group members. The 24 of them, 12 women and 12 men, are farmers in Teso District.

Farming inputs will be delivered to Simiyu on credit, consisting of the necessary materials to plant half an acre of millet, sweet potatoes and sorghum. Simiyu is a new One Acre Fund farmer and is excited for the 2013 Long Rains season. He joined One Acre Fund in order to be assured of reliable input delivery and to grow enough food for the family.

Simiyu described his harvest last year as good. As a One Acre Fund farmer, he hopes that he is able to join the ranks of One Acre Fund farmers that have doubled their harvest in their first year of the program. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to improve his living standards.

During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive half an an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Simiyu‘s group will receive 12 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: David, Bendeta, Victor, Simiyu, Ernest, Jenta, Judith, Patricia, Andrew, Maximila, Patrick, Everyne, Pamela, Regina, Sabensa, Samuel, Santulino, Magaret, Stephene, Everlyne, Camilita, Benard, Lawrence, Patrick
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