A loan of $850 helps a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Joy's Group's story

Joy is 44 years old and has two children. She has been a farmer for 20 years, and is always said to be a very trustworthy person. Even though Joy is the only one featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group, formed by 12 farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Joy started working alongside One Acre Fund several years ago, in 2012, and decided to do so because she wanted to have access to the best seed prices. Since then, she has seen her life improve, especially in that she has been able to consistently feed her family. This year, she decided to represent her group because she wanted to help more farmers.

Joy’s Group will receive enough farming inputs to plant a total of 8.25 acres of land. 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 four solar lights.

In this group: Joy, Rosemary, Consolata, Eunice, Janet, Jackson, Elizabeth, Amos, Serina , Jescah, Gladys W, Mary

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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