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

Sophia's Group's story

Pictured above is Sophia, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. She is 58 years old and has 8 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 14 farmers in Alego District, Kenya.

Sophia is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again 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. Sophia says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2016, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Sophia will use the profits from this season to save more money for the future.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 14.75 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 4 solar lights.

In this group: Sophia, Ruth, Jackline, Wilfrida, Eunice, Lilian, Millicent, Jane, Mary, Judith, George, Millicent, Lilian, Sislia

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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