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

Lydia's Group's story

Pictured above is Lydia, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. She is 43 years old and has eight children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of four farmers in Lugari District, Kenya.

Lydia is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund as this means that she is able to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Lydia says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly.

Lydia will use the profits from this season to send her children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 3.75 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: Lydia, Jones, Judith, Lenah

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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