A loan of $550 helped a member to buy hybrid seed and fertilizer to cultivate sweet potatoes, millet, and sorghum.

Nangwe West Group's story

Janerose is pictured on the right side of the Nangwe West Group members with her hand raised. The 14 of them, 11 women and three men, are farmers in Chwele District. Enough farming supplies to plant a half-acre of sweet potatoes, millet, and sorghum will be delivered to Janerose on credit. Janerose joined One Acre Fund during the long rains 2010, and is now enrolling for the long rains 2013 season. She joined One Acre Fund to get the best prices for hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Janerose described her harvest as good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and save for the future. For the 2013 long rains season, Janerose’s group members will take loans for a half-acre each. In total, this group will receive loans for seven acres of land.

In this group: Janerose, Electine, Esther, Gentrix, Judith, Christine, Phyllis, Juliana, Wanjala, Wycliffe, Isaac, Jenipher, Margaret, Peter

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