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


Beatrice's Group's story

Beatrice, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing her group, formed by 14 farmers in Sirisia District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2008 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to be more active in her community. She is married and has four children.

With a portion of this loan, Beatrice will purchase not only 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. Beatrice plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total, Beatrice’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 9.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of nine solar lights.

In this group: Beatrice, Joel, Lilian, Mercy, Peter, Peter, Christine, Agnetta, Sylvia, Clementina, Kevin, Simon, Titus, Emelda


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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