Total loan: $1,275

1-Acre Farm Group

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Asebu, Central, Ghana / Agriculture

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A loan helped to hire laborers to work on the farm and purchase farming inputs such as fertilizer and insect traps.

1-Acre Farm Group's story

Emmanuel is a member of 1-Acre Farm Group. He is 65 this year and happily married with eight children. His youngest is 17 years old and is the only one attending school. Emmanuel has been farming for the past 44 years. He used to be a public servant but has retired and now draws pension from the state. However, he continues to work and re-invests his pension into his farms so that he can support his family. He now grows oranges on a 3-acre farm and sells his produce to a local company and some market women. Even though farming is hard work, Emmanuel is undeterred. He is even thinking of expanding his farm in the coming years. However, he finds the cost of maintaining the farms too high. He has to hire laborers for weeding, pruning and harvesting the crops. He also has to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizer and insect traps so that his crops can grow well and be protected from the fruit flies. As such, he is now seeking a micro-loan that will provide him with the financial capital he needs. His profit from a good yield would far outweigh the loan he needs now, and the surplus will help in his plans to expand the farm. He would also be able to see his youngest child through school and to support his third child who plans to attend either a polytechnic school or university. Emmanuel thanks all micro-lenders for their generous support.