Total loan: $800

Melisa's Group

Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

Melisa's Group's story

Pictured above is Melisa, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 11 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. She is a mother to seven children and is known by her community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Melisa joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Melisa plans to buy a cow.

Between the 11 farmers in Melisa's Group, a total of 7.75 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of four solar lights.