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


Batista's Group's story

Pictured above is Batista, often described as an extremely friendly person. He is 51 years old and has 8 children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of 7 farmers in Iringa District, Tanzania.

Batista is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that he is able to make more farmer friends in his community, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Batista says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2018, he has been able to consistently feed his family, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly.

Batista will use the profits from this season to send his children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 8 acres.

In this group: Batista, Buka, Said, Alex, John, Moshi, John


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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