A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase a solar light and increase maize cultivation.


Benard's Group's story

Benard 's Group is formed by 10 farmers in Kimilili District and is being represented by Benard , who is the group leader pictured above. He is 40 years old, is married, and has four children. Benard has been a farmer for 15 years and is often referred to as a very trustworthy person.

Benard isn’t new to One Acre Fund, he actually joined the program in 2013 and has since noticed his life has changed; especially in the sense that he has been able to save more money ever since.

This year, Benard will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of his loan, but will also purchase a solar light. He is very excited about this addition since now he will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

Using this loan, Benard 's Group will purchase a total of seven solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 10.5 acres.

In this group: Benard , Martin , Moses, Betty, Eunice, Gerald, Jonathan, Daniel, Mary , Godwin


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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