A loan of $675 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum.

Shibe Group's story

Shibe is a group of 17 farmers in the Teso District represented by Jane. The group has 12 women and 5 men. Jane is on the right of the photo with her hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to her on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of sweet potato, millet and sorghum. Jane joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2011, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Jane joined One Acre Fund so that she could grow enough food for her family and use the increased profits to send her children to school.

Jane described her harvest as very 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 repair her home. During the 2013 Long Rains season, each group member will receive ½ an acre of agricultural inputs on credit. Jane’s group will receive 8.5 acres worth of inputs on credit.

In this group: Jane, Anton, Metrine, Boas, Ruth, Janetrix, Mary, Augustine, Everlyne, Margret, Stella, Josphat, Concephitar, Philip, Janeta, Crecenta, Eclay

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