A loan helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.


Shaka's Group's story

Pictured above is Shaka, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 6 farmers in Iringa District, Tanzania. She is a mother to 6 children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Shaka joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because she wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has learned a lot from the farming training. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Shaka plans to buy chickens.

Between the 6 farmers in Shaka's Group, a total of 5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.

In this group: Shaka, Salome, Neema, Magnus, Gerad, Gaspal


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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