A loan of $400 helped a member to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of millet, sorghum, and sweet potatoes.

Munzakula Group's story

Munzakula Group consists of 10 members, nine women and one man, who are farmers in Kakamega North District. Farming inputs will be delivered to Charles on credit consisting of the necessary materials to plant 1/2 acre of sweet potatoes, millet, and sorghum. Charles 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. He joined One Acre Fund in order to gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for the family.

Charles reports that before One Acre Fund, he was able to grow about three bags of maize per 3/4 acre, but with his One Acre Fund input loan during Long Rains 2012, he harvested six bags per 3/4 acre. He plans to use the money that he earns from his next harvest to send his children to school and invest in another business. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Charles’s group members will take input loans of 1/2 acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on five acres of land. Charles is pictured on the right with his hand raised.

In this group: Odriah, Alice, Anastanzia, Naomi, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Zenefa, Charles, Belinda

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