Total loan: $900

Lonah's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost-efficient maize seed and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.

Lonah's Group's story

Lonah, pictured above, is representing her group, formed by 10 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to gain leadership skills. She is married and has four children. With her portion of this loan, Lonah will not only purchase maize seed and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means that now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Lonah plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school. In total, Lonah’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 4.75 acres of land. The group members will also receive a total of seven solar lights.