A loan helped a member to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvest season.


Damaris' Group's story

Pictured above is Damaris, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by eight farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. She is a mother to five children and is known in her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Damaris joined One Acre Fund in 2014 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 a healthier life due to better nutrition. With the profits from the coming harvest season, Damaris plans to send her children to school.

Between the eight farmers in Damaris's Group, a total of 4.25 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. With this loan, the group will also receive a total of three solar lights.

In this group: Damaris, Colleta, Bonface, Simon, Milcah, Paul, Beatrice, Rose


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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