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


Joyce's Group's story

Joyce is a 47 year old proud mother of 2 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very trustworthy person, and is representing her group of 7 farmers in Matete District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2018, Joyce has noticed that she has been able to consistently feed her family.


Joyce described her harvest as poor due to bad weather conditions last year, but believes she can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. She is very excited to also be purchasing a solar light, apart from fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to save more money for the future.


With this loan, Joyce’s Group will be able to plant a total of 3 acres of land and purchase a total of 1 solar light.

In this group: Joyce, Everlyne, Carolyne, Japhry, Macon J, David, Jenipher


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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