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

Rael's Group's story

Rael is 56 years old and has nine children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 12 farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Rael has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2011. This decision was largely as a result of her desire to have access to the best seed prices and, although she described her last harvest as excellent, she believes she could have an even better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund.

Rael 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 light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Obtaining this loan means that Rael's group will be able to receive a total of 8 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 6.75 acres.

In this group: Rael, Alfayo, Josephine, Beatrice, Brigit, Jotham, Rose, Margaret, Rodah, Zakaria, Sarah, Elizabeth

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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