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

Doricas' Group's story

Doricas, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing her group, formed by 14 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2010 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to spread the story of OAF farmers. She is married and has 4 children.

With a portion of this loan, Doricas will not only purchase maize seeds 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 reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Doricas plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total Doricas’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 6.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 10 solar lights.

In this group: Doricas, Geofrey, Jackline, Joash, Kennedy, Petronila, Pamela, Pamela, Paulina, Robai, Rosemary, Ruth, Silas, Peter

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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