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


Abel's Group's story

Abel is a 44-year-old proud father of eight children. He is a group leader, often described as a very reliable person, and is representing his group of 12 farmers in Matete District.

Since joining One Acre Fund in 2015, Abel has noticed that he has learned a lot from his farm training.

Abel 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, Abel ’s Group will be able to plant a total of 7 acres of land and purchase a total of eight solar lights.

In this group: Abel, Eliab, Emily, Grace, Joan, Mary, Norah, Selina, Rosemary, Sarah, Susan, Neria


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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