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

Kilimo Group's story

Clolhilda is a member of the Kilimo Group in the Kakamega North District. She is pictured with 15 One Acre Fund farmers, 10 women and 5 men. Clolhilda is standing on the right with her hand raised. She is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of millet and sorghum cultivation. Clolhilda first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2012 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Clolhilda joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for her family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Clolhilda was only able to harvest 1 1/2 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, she was able to harvest 2 1/2 bags per ½ acre! She hopes that her profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to repair her home and save for the future. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Clolhilda’s group will receive 7 1/2 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Clolhilda, Emily, Naomi, Nancy, Henry, Lily, Haron, Ali, Grace, Odilia, Jeremiah, Leonard, John, Melly, Grace

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