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


Hellen's Group's story

Hellen's Group is formed by 10 farmers in Webuye District and is being represented by Hellen, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 43 years old, is married and has 3 children. Hellen has been a farmer for 11 years and is often referred to as a very reliable person.

Hellen 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 had a healthier life due to better nutrition ever since. This year, Hellen 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, Hellen's Group will purchase a total of 7 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 6 acres.

In this group: Hellen, Chrisantos, Anton, Naomi, Rabecca, Mildred, Florence, Antony, Olando, Catherine


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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