A loan helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.


James' Group's story

Pictured above is James, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by seven farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He is a father to 12 children and is known by his community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially James joined One Acre Fund, in 2012, because he wanted to have access to the best seed prices. Since he joined the program, he says that his life has improved, especially because he has gained a lot of respect in his community. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, James plans to send his children to school.

Among the seven farmers in James' Group, a total of 5.5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, one of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of one solar light.

In this group: James , Gladys, Rose, Joseph, Silifwano, Irene, Jacton


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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