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


Maurice's Group's story

Maurice is 58 years old and has five children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by nine farmers in Chwele District, Kenya.

Maurice 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 his desire to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds and, although he described his last harvest as poor due to bad weather conditions, he believes he could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Maurice also decided to purchase a solar light as part of his loan, which he is very excited about, as it will allow him to have light during dark hours for his children to be able to study.

Obtaining this loan means that Maurice's Group will be able to receive a total of three solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 5.75 acres.

In this group: Maurice, Job, Janet, Tom, Kennedy, Mourine, Peter, Samson, Sylvia


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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