A loan helped a member to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.


Elika's Group's story

Elika is 37 years old and has four children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 13 farmers in Mumias District, Kenya.

Elika has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2013. This decision was largely a result of her desire to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Although she described her last harvest as poor due to bad weather conditions, she believes she could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund.

Elika also decided to purchase a solar light as part of her loan, which she is very excited about, as it will allow her to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Obtaining this loan means that Elika 's Group will be able to receive a total of two solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 5.5 acres.

In this group: Elika , Joyce, Ali, Julia, Selifa, Rose, Gladys, Christine, Rose, Benard, Khamidah, Peter, Zainabu


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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