A loan of $400 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of sweet potatoes, millet and soghum.

Mbantie Group's story

Christine is a member of Mbantie Group in Chwele District. She is pictured with 10 One Acre Fund farmers, 6 women and 4 men. Christine is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of sweet potato, millet and sorghum cultivation. Christine first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2009 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Christine joined One Acre Fund in order to grow enough food for the family and access the best input prices.

Christine reports that before One Acre Fund, she was able to grow about 2 bags of maize per ½ acre, but with her One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, she harvested 5 bags per 1/2 acre! She plans to use the money that she earns from her next harvest to send her children to school and repair her home. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Christine’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 5 acres of land.

The field officer is standing on the left of the photo.

In this group: Chrisantus, Metrine, Everline, Lydia, Maxmilla, Bernard, Christine, Kennedy, Mary, Protus

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