A loan helped a member to buy cost-effective maize seed and fertilizer for the coming planting season, as well as a solar light.


Melsa's Group's story

Melsa is 59 years old and has 2 children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 6 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Melsa has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2012. This decision was largely a result of her desire to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds and, although she described her last harvest as good, she believes she could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Melsa also decided to purchase a solar light as part of her loan, which she is very excited about, as it will allow her to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Obtaining this loan means that Melsa's Group will be able to receive a total of 5 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 3.25 acres.

In this group: Melsa , Jenifer, Simon, George, Jesca, Reslah


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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