A loan of $550 helps a member to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

Linet's Group's story

Pictured above is Linet, who, as a group leader, is representing her group, formed by 13 farmers, in Lugari District, Kenya. She is a mother to 7 children and is known by her community to be a very trustworthy person.

Initially, Linet joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Linet plans to send her children to school.

Between the 13 farmers in Linet's Group, a total of 6.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan.

In this group: Linet, Patrick, Gedrute, Roselyne, Violet, Amos, Florence , Carren, Nelikus, Patrick, Fulumena, Maximila, Pilsilar

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

David, Kiva staff

Kiva staff

Loan details

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Repayment schedule

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Repayment schedule