A loan of $750 helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.


Melisa's Group's story

Melisa, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing her group, formed by 11 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012 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, Melisa 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 have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Melisa plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total Melisa’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 4.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 7 solar lights.

In this group: Melisa, Eldah, Phanice, Catherine, Jackline, Joan, Eunice, Roselyne, Susan, Christine, Violet


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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