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

Amani Group's story

Benard is a member of Amani Group in Chwele District. He is pictured with 15 One Acre Fund farmers, eight women and seven men. Benard is standing on the right with his hand raised. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of sweet potato, millet and sorghum cultivation. Benard first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2006 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. He joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to best input prices of hybrid seed and fertilizer.

Benard described his harvest as very good last year, but believes he can have an even better one this year. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and buy cattle. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Benard’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 7.5 acres of land.

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

In this group: Benard, Christine, Erastus, Esther, Juliet, Julian, Margaret, Penninah, Ruth, Juliana, Nathan, Fred, Chrispinus, Martin, Samson

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