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

Ekwaba Group's story

Ekwaba is a group of 17 farmers in Kakamega North District represented by Samson. The group has 11 women and 6 men. Samson is on the right of the photo with his hand raised. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of sweet potato, millet and sorghum. Samson is a new One Acre Fund farmer and is excited for the 2013 Long Rains season. He joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Samson managed to harvest 8 bags of maize on 2 acres of land last year. As a One Acre Fund farmer, he hopes to harvest even more! He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to buy a cow. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Samson’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 8.5 acres of land.

In this group: Ethina, Grace, Violet, Grace, Merisa, Samson, Phaustine, Mary, Pamela, Christine, Petronilla, Sophia, Jafred, Andrea, Noah, Vincent, Christopher

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