A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.


Japheth's Group's story

Japheth is 69 years old and has 9 children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 10 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya.

Japheth 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 his desire to earn enough to feed his family. Although he described his last harvest as good, he believes he could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Japheth also decided to purchase a solar light as part of his loan, which he is very excited about, as it will allow him to have light during the night and have somewhere to charge his phone.

Obtaining this loan means that Japheth's group will be able to receive a total of 6 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 6.75 acres.

In this group: Japheth, Elizabeth, Erinest, Metrine, Mary, Jane, Sammy, Simon, Sisilia, Juliana


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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