A loan helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.


Alex's Group's story

Alex is 33 years old and has 2 children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 7 farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Alex has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2013. This decision was largely a result of his desire to earn enough to send his children to school and, although he described his last harvest as good, he believes he could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Alex also decided to purchase a solar light as part of his loan, which he is very excited about, as it will allow him to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

Obtaining this loan means that Alex's Group will be able to receive a total of 3 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 4.5 acres.

In this group: Alex, Dorcas, Nekesa, Nalukesi, Zipporah, Rodah, Edith


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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