A loan helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.


Agnes' Group's story

Agnes, pictured above, has 9 children and is representing her group, formed by 15 farmers in Kimilili District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to spread the story of One Acre Fund farmers.

With a portion of this loan, Agnes will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the upcoming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means that now she will be able to have an overall improved quality of life. Agnes plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total Agnes’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 9.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 6 solar lights.

In this group: Agnes, Fred, Gladys, Edward, Jesca, Mary, Titus, Gladys, Ednah, Michael, Sailas, Mark, Marko, Robert, Christine


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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