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

Baraka Group's story

Baraka is a group of fifteen farmers in Kakamega South District represented by Nicholas. The group has ten women and five men. Nicholas is on the right of the photo with his hand raised.

Farming inputs, consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of maize, millet and sorghum, will be delivered to Nicholas on credit. Nicholas joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Nicholas joined One Acre Fund so that he could grow enough food for the family and to improve his farming techniques with One Acre Fund methods.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Nicholas was only able to harvest 4 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest 7 bags per ½ acre! He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and save for the future.

Nicholas’ group members will each receive input loans of ½ acre during the 2013 Long Rains season. In total, they will receive inputs for 7½ acres of maize and sorghum.

The field officer is on the front right side of the photo, bending a little and in a brown skirt suit.

In this group: Nicholas, Francis, Cecilia, Miriam, Roseline, Mercilline, Truphosa, Christopher, Mary, Phoebe, Bibiana, Joseph, Emmah, Fridah, Paul

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