A loan helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.


Alfred's Group's story

Pictured above is Alfred, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. He is 46 years old and has five children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of 13 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Alfred is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund as this means that he is able to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Alfred says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2015, he has been able to consistently feed his family, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Alfred will use the profits from this season to send his children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 8.75 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of two solar lights.

In this group: Alfred, Francis, Mary, Hellen, Judith, Gordon, Joseph, Mary, Olivia, David, Nathan, Matayo, Godfrey


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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