A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum and sweet potato.

Masa Group's story

Hudson is pictured on the right with his hand raised amongst his Masa Group members. The 25 of them, 13 women and 12 men, are farmers in Kakamega North District. Farming inputs will be delivered to him on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant ½ acre of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum. Hudson first enrolled with One Acre Fund during the 2009 Long Rains and is now preparing to be a One Acre Fund farmer during the 2013 Long Rains season. Hudson joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and to grow enough food for the family.

Prior to joining One Acre Fund, Hudson was only able to harvest 5 bags of maize per ½ acre, but after joining One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, he was able to harvest 12 bags per ½ acre! He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and perhaps invest in another business. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Hudson’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 12.5 acres of land.

In this group: Isaac, Isaac, Rubeni, Japhetha, Mary, Amilia, Japheth, Loice, Jones, Sheila, Beatrice, David, Alice, Hudson, John, Jonah, Charles, Agnes, Melenia, Blantina, Peres, Levi, Ziporah, Francis, Samuel

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