Total loan: $1,325

Beatrice's Group

Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Beatrice's Group's story

Beatrice's Group is formed by 14 farmers in Kakamega North District and is being represented by Beatrice, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 30 years old, is married and has four children. Beatrice has been a farmer for 10 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual. Beatrice isn’t new to One Acre Fund, she actually joined the program in 2013 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, Beatrice will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. 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, Beatrice's Group will purchase a total of 14 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of six acres.