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


Margaret's Group's story

Margaret is 43 years old and has 6 children. She has been a farmer for 8 years and is always said to be a very trustworthy person. Even though Margaret is the only one featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group formed by 16 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Margaret started working alongside One Acre Fund a few years ago, in 2011, and decided to do so because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since then, she has seen her life improve; especially in the sense that she has had more profits from each harvest ever since. This year she decided to represent her group because she wanted to be more active in her community.

Margaret’s Group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 8.25 acres of land. 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 3 solar lights."

In this group: Margaret, Antony, Carolyne, Evans, Everline, Irine, Julia, Augustine W, Lydia, Margaret, Stellah, Josphat S, Nancy, Violet N, Carolyne, Winrose


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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