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


Janet's Group's story

Pictured above is Janet, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 15 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. She is a mother to 6 children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Janet 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 been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Janet plans to buy more land to cultivate.

Between the 15 farmers in Janet's Group, a total of 10.75 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 5 solar lights.

In this group: Janet, Beatrice, Florence, Mebo, Isaac, Margaret, Fridah, Ebby, Irine, Luke, Noel, Norah, Alfred, Selly, Salome


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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