A loan of $1,050 helps a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Benard's Group's story

Benard is 43 years old and has 4 children. He has been a farmer for 15 years and is always said to be a very experienced farmer. Even though Benard is the only one featured in the above picture he is actually representing his group formed by 14 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya.

Benard started working alongside One Acre Fund a few years ago, in 2014, and decided to do so because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since then, he has seen his life improve; especially in the sense that he has been able to consistently feed his family ever since. This year he decided to represent his group because he wanted to spread the story of One Acre Fund farmers.

Benard’s Group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 11.75 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 3 solar lights.

In this group: Benard, Dinah, Christine, Alice, Jane, Nifreda, Kennedy, Alice, Alice, Margaret, Rosemary, Noris, Jane, Agnes

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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