A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase two solar lights and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.


Sellah's Group's story

Sellah is a 55-year-old proud mother of 6 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 14 farmers in Matete District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2013, Sellah has noticed that she has learnt aclot from farming training.

Sellah described her harvest as good last year, but believes she can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund.

She is very excited to also be purchasing two solar lights, apart from fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to buy a cow.

With this loan, Sellah’s group will be able to plant a total of 5.5 acres of land and purchase a total of 14 solar lights.

In this group: Sellah, Abigael, Airen, Linety, Jackline, Antone, Akapetas, Nelson, Colleta, Nila, Mary, Jackson, Mildred, Medina


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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