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Total loan: $1,150

Lauriani's Group

Iringa, Iringa Region, Tanzania / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Lauriani's Group's story

Pictured above is Lauriani, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. He is 45 years old and has 9 children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of 10 farmers in Iringa District, Tanzania.

Lauriani is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again. This means that he is able to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Lauriani says that he is happy to have made that decision because since he first joined in 2016, he has learnt a lot from farming trainings, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Lauriani will use the profits from this season to repair his home.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 11.5 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.