A loan of $450 helps a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.


Elizabeth's Group's story

Pictured above is Elizabeth, often described as an extremely reliable person. She is 58 years old and has 7 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 7 farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Elizabeth is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that she is able to have access to the best seed prices, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Elizabeth says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2018, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Elizabeth will use the profits from this season to repair her home.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 6 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 2 solar lights.

In this group: Elizabeth, Francis, Joel, Leah, Namisiko, Sabeti, Zakayo


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

Dinah, Kiva staff

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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.