A loan helped a member to purchase two solar lights and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.


Esther's Group's story

Esther is 45 years old and has 5 children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 16 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya.

Esther has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2012. This decision was largely a result of her desire to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods and, although she described her last harvest as excellent, she believes she could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Esther also decided to purchase two solar lights as part of her loan, which she is very excited about, as it will allow her to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Obtaining this loan means that Esther's Group will be able to receive a total of 9 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 11.5 acres.

In this group: Esther, Alice, David, Everlyne, Julia, Doris, Getrude, Stephen, Leous, Mary, Gladys, Edith, Elizabeth, Kasifa, Joyce, Agnes


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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