A loan of $650 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum and maize.

Shihunila Group's story

Anjelina’s group has ten farmers and is located in Kakamega South District. Anjelina is pictured on the right of Shihunila Group with her hand raised. She is pictured amongst the two men and eight women of her group.

Angelina will receive input loans capable of planting ½ acre with sorghum, millet and maize. She first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2011 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Anjelina joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and enjoy the best input prices offered by One Acre Fund.

Anjelina reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 3 bags of maize per ½ acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 8 bags per ½ acre! She plans on using future profits from the harvest to send her children to school and buy a cow.

During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Anjelina’s group will receive 5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Anjelina, Pascalia, Catherine, Gaudencia, Gaitano, John, Scolastica, Mary, Jeretina, Fridah

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