A loan helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.


Refa's Group's story

Refa's Group is formed by 10 farmers in Mumias District and is being represented by Refa, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 47 years old and has 5 children. Refa has been a farmer for 5 years and is often referred to as a very resourceful person.

Refa isn’t new to One Acre Fund, she actually joined the program in 2016 and has since noticed her life has changed; especially in the sense that she has gained a lot of respect in her community since joining. This year, Refa will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Using this loan, Refa's Group will purchase a total of 1 solar light and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 4.5 acres.

In this group: Refa, Jemima, Edith, Irene, Moureen, Trufosa, Roselyn, Beatrice, Mary, Rael


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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