A loan helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season and to purchase three solar lights.


Benard's Group's story

Benard is 56 years old and has 6 children. He has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is always said to be a very experienced farmer. Even though Benard is the only one featured in the above picture, he is actually representing his group formed by 9 farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Benard started working alongside One Acre Fund a few years ago, in 2010, and decided to do so because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since then, he has seen his life improve, especially in the sense that he has been able to consistently feed his family ever since. This year he decided to represent his group because he wanted to gain leadership skills.Benard will use the profits from this season to invest in a business and buy a cow.

Benard’s Group will use the loan to buy farming inputs to plant a total of 3.75 acres of land. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 3 solar lights.

In this group: Benard, Norah, John, Miriam, Ruth, Judith, Michale, John, Nancy


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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