Total loan: $1,375

Spelancia's Group

Iringa, Iringa Region, Tanzania / Agriculture

Spelancia's Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation and a solar light to use less paraffin fuel.

Spelancia's Group's story

Spelancia, pictured above, has nine children. She is representing her group, formed by 14 farmers in Iringa District, Tanzania. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012 and decided to represent her group because she likes being a leader.

With a portion of this loan, Spelancia will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Spelancia plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total, Spelancia’s group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant 12.5 acres of land. The group will also receive four solar lights.