A loan of $850 helped a member to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.


Elika's Group's story

Elika is 67 years old and has seven children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 13 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya.

Elika 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.

Although she described her last harvest as good, she believes she could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund.

Elika also decided to purchase a solar light as part of her loan, which she is very excited about, as it will allow her to have an overall improved quality of life.

Obtaining this loan means that Elika's group will be able to receive a total of 10 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 5.25 acres.

In this group: Elika, Catherine, Catherine, Elina, George, Janet, Jentrix, Rose, Protus, Susan, Judith, Elina, Carolyne


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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