Total loan: $425

Violet's Group

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Mumias, Kakamega 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.

Violet's Group's story

Violet's Group is formed by eight farmers in Mumias District and is being represented by Violet, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 44 years old and has seven children. Violet has been a farmer for more than twenty years and is often referred to as a very experienced farmer.

Violet isn’t new to One Acre Fund; she actually joined the program in 2016 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, Violet will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

Using this loan, Violet's Group will purchase a total of four solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 2.75 acres.