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


Hellen's Group's story

Hellen is 30 years old and has 6 children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 11 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya.

Hellen has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2009. This decision was largely as a result of her desire to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds and, although she described her last harvest as poor due to bad weather conditions, she believes she could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Hellen also decided to purchase two solar lights as part of her loan, which she is very excited about, as it will allow her to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

Obtaining this loan means that Hellen's group will be able to receive a total of 8 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 2.5 acres.

In this group: Hellen, Aggrey, Andrew, Anthony, Emmanuel, Gladys, Irine, James, Mercyline, Renson, Willy


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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