A loan of $475 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum.

Bukusu Group's story

Metrine is pictured on the right with her hand raised amongst her Bukusu Group members. The 12 of them, 11 women and 1 man, are farmers in Chwele District. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum. Metrine joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Metrine joined One Acre Fund so that she could gain access to best input prices of hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Metrine described her harvest as good last year, but believes she can have an even better one this year. She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send her children to school and save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Metrine’s group will receive 6 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Metrine, Teresa, Eunice, Pascillisa, Wilbroda, Catherine, Mary, Paul, Elizabeth, Jane, Linnet, Christine

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