A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase solar lights and increase maize cultivation.


Peter's Group's story

Peter is a 53-year-old, proud father of seven children. He is a group leader, is often described as a very hardworking individual and is representing his group of seven farmers in Webuye district.

Since joining One Acre Fund in 2014, Peter has noticed that he has been able to consistently feed his family. Peter described his harvest as poor due to bad weather conditions last year but believes he can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund.

He is very excited to also be purchasing two solar lights, apart from fertilizer and maize, because he will now be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. With the profits from this season’s harvest, he plans to send his children to school.

With this loan, Peter’s group will be able to plant a total of three acres of land and purchase a total of seven solar lights.

In this group: Peter, Alice, Desmah, Salome, Titus, Thomas, Esther


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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