A loan helped a member to buy cost-effective maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.


Topstar's Group's story

Topstar is 32 years old and has 8 children. She is often described as a very hardworking individual and, as a group leader, Topstar is representing her group of 8 farmers in Chwele District in Kenya. She is very excited to be working with One Acre Fund for the first time this year.

The decision to join One Acre Fund was largely a result of Topstar's desire to earn enough to feed her family. Apart from receiving farming inputs, she is also purchasing a solar light as part of her loan, which is very exciting to her as she will now be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

With the profits that she gains from this year’s harvest, she plans to repair her home.

Topstar and her group will receive a total of 2 solar lights as well as input loans of maize and fertilizer to plant a total of 9.75 acres.

In this group: Topstar, Esther, Juliet, Lewis, Metrine, Prexides, Silas, Willimina


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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