A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase a solar light and increase maize cultivation.


Catherine's Group's story

Catherine is a 50-year-old proud mother of nine children. She is a group leader, often described as a very experienced farmer, and is representing her group of six farmers in Kimilili District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2013, Catherine has noticed that she has had a healthier life due to better nutrition.

Catherine 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 a solar light, apart from fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to send her children to school.

With this loan, Catherine’s group will be able to plant a total of 3.25 acres of land and purchase a total of four solar lights.

In this group: Catherine, Ben, Caleb, Gladys, Peninah, Samwel


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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