A loan of $825 helps a member to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Bernard's Group's story

This season is not the first one that Bernard is working alongside One Acre Fund. He has been a member for a few years now, having joined the program in 2015 and, although he is the only person featured in the above picture, he is actually representing his group of 15 farmers in Alego District, Kenya

Bernard is often described by his community as a very resourceful person and decided to be the one to represent his group because he wanted to help more farmers. Like many of his fellow farmers, Bernard decided he wanted to be part of the One Acre Fund community in order to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods and hopes to use the profits from this year’s harvest to send his children to school.

This loan will not only help Bernard but the whole group, who will receive maize seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 9.25 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 one solar light.

In this group: Bernard, Jane, Josphine, Alex, Jane, Sylvanus, Erick, Mary, Janet, Sylvia, George, Eunice, Linet, Jane, Pamela

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

David, Kiva staff

Kiva staff

Loan details

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Repayment schedule

Loan details

Repayment schedule