A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase solar lights and increase maize cultivation.


John's Group's story

Pictured above is John, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. He is 62 years old and, as a group leader, he is representing his group of 11 farmers in Matete Distric, Kenya.

John is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again, as this means that he is able to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods, which is why he decided to join in the first place. John says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2014, he has had more profits from each harvest, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. John will use the profits from this season to send his children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase a total of three solar lights, as well as seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 5.75 acres.

In this group: John, Zapidi, Mathias, Hellen, Isaac, Douglas, Florence, Lilian, Miriam, Truphena, Kenedy


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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