Total loan: $350

Melsa's Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Melsa's Group's story

Pictured above is Melsa, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 62 years old and has 6 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 7 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Melsa is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that she is able to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Melsa says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Melsa will use the profits from this season to rent more land to cultivate in.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 2.5 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 4 solar lights.