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


Esther's Group's story

Pictured above is Esther, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 14 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. She is a mother of 5 children and is known by her community as a very trustworthy person.

Initially, Esther joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has had more profits from each harvest. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Esther plans to send her children to school.

Between the 14 farmers in Esther's Group, a total of 9.75 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 a total of 1 solar light.

In this group: Esther, Lilian, Amos S, Catherine, Ebby, Ethina, Lazaro, Mactilida, Veronicah, Rosemary, Pascalia, Tabitha N, Miriam M, Wilson


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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