A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum and sweet potato.

Town Group's story

Mwalungo is a member of Town Group, in Teso District. The photo shows the group, which is comprised of 14 One Acre Fund farmers, 3 women and 11 men. Mwalungo is standing on the right side of the photo, with his hand raised. He is receiving an agricultural input loan, which includes all necessary materials for ½ acre of millet, sweet potato and sorghum cultivation. The 2013 Long Rains season will be Mwalungo’s first season with One Acre Fund. He joined this year in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer, and to gain knowledge and get a good harvest.

Mwalungo managed to harvest four bags of maize on two acres of land, last year. As a One Acre Fund farmer, he hopes to harvest even more! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school, and to buy a piece of land. For the 2013 Long Rains season, the Town Group members will take input loans of ½ acre, each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on seven acres of land.

In this group: Denis, George, John, John, Elizabeth, Quintine, John, Dismas, Stephen, Cornel, Christopher, Masai, Mwalungo, Phanice

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