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


Gladys' Group's story

Pictured above is Gladys, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 60 years old and has eight children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 13 farmers in Mumias District, Kenya.

Gladys 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. Gladys says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2016, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Gladys 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 7.5 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 three solar lights.

In this group: Gladys, Julias, Fatim, Martin, Teresa, David, Joseph, Marita, Patrick, Lydia, Ibrahim, Lydia, Beatrice


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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