Total loan: $1,200

Nelly's Group

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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 two solar lights.

Nelly's Group's story

Nelly 's Group is formed by 19 farmers in Teso District and is being represented by Nelly , who is the group leader pictured above. She is 37 years old and has five children. Nelly has been a farmer for 11 years and is often referred to as a very friendly person.

Nelly isn’t new to One Acre Fund, she actually joined the program in 2015 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, Nelly will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase two solar lights. 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, Nelly 's Group will purchase a total of eight solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 14.5 acres.