A loan helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.


James' Group's story

Pictured above is James, who as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 15 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. He is a father to 10 children and is known by his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, James joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because he wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to save more money. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, James plans to send his children to school.

Between the 15 farmers in James's Group, a total of 10 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light, so with this loan the group will also receive a total of 3 solar lights.

In this group: James, Judith, Edward, Jackline, Julian , Phanice, Grace , Godfrey, Agnes, Cajetan, Everlyne, Susan, Bonface, Wilson, Etira


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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