A loan of $550 helps a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Benta's Group's story

Pictured above is Benta, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. She is 48 years old and has 10 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 10 farmers in Alego District, Kenya.

Benta is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again, as this means that she is able to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods, which is why she decided to join in the first place.

Benta says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. She will use the profits from this season to send her children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 6.25 acres. Given that a member of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive one solar light.

In this group: Benta, Mildred, Caroline, Magret, Joseph, Michael, Christopher, Rita, George, George

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

David, Kiva staff

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