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


Rose's Group's story

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

Initially, Rose joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. 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 harvesting season, Rose plans to save more money for the future.

Among the 10 farmers in Rose's Group, a total of 5.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, one 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: Rose, Peter, Tomas, Teresia, Rabeca, Ruth, Titus, Jacklyne, Florence


This loan is special because:

It provides smallholder farmers with seeds and supplies at the planting season.



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