Total loan: $1,125

Carolyne's Group

Kimilili, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as two solar lights.

Carolyne's Group's story

Carolyne, pictured above, has five children and is representing her group formed by 11 farmers in Kimilili District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to help more farmers.

With a portion of this loan, Carolyne will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also two solar lights. Receiving two solar lights as part of her loan means that now she will be able to have light during the dark hours for her children to be able to study. Carolyne plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total, Carolyne’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 8.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of nine solar lights.