A loan of $1,000 helps a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

Benta's Group's story

Pictured above is Benta, who as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 8 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to 6 children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Benta joined One Acre Fund in 2013 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 had more profits from each harvest. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Benta plans to buy more land to cultivate in.

Between the 8 farmers in Benta's Group, a total of 12.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a solar light.

In this group: Benta, Ludia, Grace, Agnes, Getrude, Juliet, Beatrice, Joseph

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

David, Kiva staff

Kiva staff

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Repayment schedule

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Repayment schedule