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


Lucy's Group's story

Pictured above is Lucy, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 52 years old and has 7 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 16 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Lucy is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that she is able to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Lucy says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Lucy will use the profits from this season to send her children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 12.75 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.

In this group: Lucy, Esther, Irine, Margret, Christine, Clement, Fidelis, Klisinja, Miriam, Anna, Henry, Prisca, Rosemary, Stephen, Carolina, Victorina


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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