A loan helped a member to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Upendo's Group's story

Pictured above is Upendo, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 40 years old and has seven children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of seven farmers in Kilolo North District, Tanzania.

She is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that she is able to earn enough to feed her family, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Upendo says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. She will use the profits from this season to send her children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of eight acres.

In this group: Upendo, Hosea, Kened, Mailos, Tito, Salahe, Aluna

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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