A loan of $725 helps a member to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvest season.

Rose's Group's story

Pictured above is Rose, who, as a group leader, is representing her group of nine farmers in Kakamega B (North) district, Kenya. She is a mother to five children and is known by her community as a very hard-working individual.

Initially, Rose joined One Acre Fund in 2012 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 been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Rose plans to invest in a business.

Between the nine farmers in Rose's Group, a total of 6.5 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 total of three solar lights.

In this group: Rose, Anne, Beatrice, Defina, Grace, Kenneth, Beatrice, Christopher, Rosylida

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