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

Luuya Group's story

Michael is a member of Luuya Group, in Chwele District. He is one of the 10 One Acre Fund farmers, five women and five men, in this picture of Luuya Group. Michael is standing on the right, with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Michael joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Michael joined One Acre Fund, so that he could gain access to the best input prices for hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Michael described his harvest as good last year, but he believes he can have an even better one this year. He plans on using future profits from the 2013 harvest to send his children to school and to save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs, on credit. Luuya Group will receive five acres' worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Michael, Roseline, Martin, Benard, Gilbert, Gladys, Joselyne, Agnes, Eunice, Joseph

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