A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase a solar light and increase maize cultivation.


Mildred's Group's story

Mildred, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing her group formed by eight farmers in Kimilili District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2009 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to help more farmers. She is married and has three children.

With a portion of this loan, Mildred will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means that now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Mildred plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total, Mildred’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 7.25 acres of land. They will also receive a total of seven solar lights.

In this group: Mildred, Edina, Janepher, Beatrice, Joselyne, Andrew, Mary, Jacob


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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