A loan helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.


Hellen's Group's story

Pictured above is Hellen, often described as an extremely friendly person. She is 47 years old and has 6 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 12 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya.

Hellen is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that she is able to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Hellen says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2016, she has learnt a lot from farming training, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Hellen will use the profits from this season to rent more land to cultivate in.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 3.5 acres. 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 5 solar lights.

In this group: Hellen, Jackline, Amos, Damary, Agnes, Imelda, Antony, Merceline, Veronica, Jacinta, Jacktone, Everyne


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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