Total loan: $400

Melisa's Group

Lugari, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve maize harvests.

Melisa's Group's story

Featured in the above picture is Melisa, who has been a farmer for less than a year. Although she is pictured alone, she is actually representing her group of 9 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. Melisa has always been described as a very hardworking person, which is largely why she was selected to be the group leader.

Melisa will be working with One Acre Fund for the first time in 2020, and decided to get not only farming inputs but also a solar light as part of her loan. She is very excited about this new addition, as it will allow her to reduce her consumption of paraffin fuel and thus save money for the future. She will also be saving money from the profits she earns from this coming season.

Melisa’s Group will be able to plant a total of 3.25 acres using the farming inputs obtained with this loan. They will also receive a total of 2 solar lights.