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

Charles' Group's story

Charles is a 50-year-old proud father of five children. He is a group leader, often described as a very experienced farmer, and is representing his group of eight farmers in Teso District.

Since joining One Acre Fund in 2013, Charles has noticed that he has been able to consistently feed his family. Charles described his harvest as good 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 a solar light, 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, Charles’s group will be able to plant a total of 6.25 acres of land and purchase a total of two solar lights.

In this group: Charles, Reuben, Christine, Lucy, Humphrey, Jane , Monica , Silas

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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