A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum and sweet potatoes.

Jaribu A Group's story

Mable is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Jaribu A Group members. The 15 of them, 12 women and three men, are farmers in Kakamega North District. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant half an acre of sweet potatoes, millet and sorghum. Mable joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2009 season, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Mable joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Mable was only able to harvest six bags of maize per acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 12 bags per acre! She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and save for the future.

For the 2013 Long Rains season, Mable’s group members will take input loans of half an acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 7.5 acres of land.

In this group: Mable, Agnes, Emily, Clara, Scholastica, Stanley, Elima, Jedina, Mary, Wilkister, Kensencia, Mildred, Scholasticah, Ernest, John

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