A loan of $375 helps a member to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

Monica's Group's story

Pictured above is Monica, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 8 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. She is a mother to 5 children and is known by her community as a very resourceful person.

Initially, Monica joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she has gained a lot of respect in her community. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Monica plans to rent more land to cultivate.

Between the 8 farmers in Monica's Group, a total of 3.75 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, a farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.

In this group: Monica, Paul, Martin, Rhoda, Kalasina, Luke, Paul, Josephine

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

David, Kiva staff

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