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

Matokeo's Group's story

Matokeo, pictured above, has been a farmer for 10 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 15 farmers in Kilolo North District. She is 26 years old, married and has two children.

Matokeo likes to think of herself as a very friendly person. She has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2018 and decided to represent her group because she likes being a leader. She says that being part of the One Acre Fund community has meant that she has been able to consistently feed her family. Matokeo plans to use the profits from this coming season to repair her home.

In total, Matokeo’s Group will receive inputs to cultivate 18 acres of land. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of three solar lights.

In this group: Matokeo, John, Niza, Alex, Antoni, Meshaki, Mwacheni, Braison, Elisha, Mestino, Tumwiukage, Lusungu, Ted, Yakobo, Amiri

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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