A loan of $250 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum and sweet potatoes.

Ukulima Bora Group's story

Martin is a member of Ukulima Bora Group in Teso District. The group is comprised of six One Acre Fund farmers, four women and two men. Martin is standing on the right side of the picture, with his hand raised. He is receiving an agricultural input loan for ½ acre of sweet potato, millet and sorghum cultivation. Martin joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Martin joined One Acre Fund so that he could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, and grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Martin was only able to harvest four bags of maize per acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest 11 bags per ½ acre! He plans on using future profits from the harvest to send his children to school and to buy a cow. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. In total, Ukulima Bora Group will receive three acres' worth of inputs, on credit.

(The field officer is standing on the left side of the photo.)

In this group: Martin, Beatrice, Colleta, Selina, Shadrack, Dorcas

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