A loan helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.


Carolyne's Group's story

Carolyne, pictured above, has 7 children and is representing her group, formed by 16 farmers in the Chwele District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2008 and decided to represent her group because she likes being a leader.

With a portion of this loan, Carolyne 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 have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Carolyne plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total Carolyne’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 6.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 8 solar lights.

In this group: Carolyne, Praxides, Evans, Everline, Godfrey, Chrispinus, Eric, Feronica, Chrispus, Gladys, Patric, Martin, Hamu, Collins, Jackline, Stephen


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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