A loan of $475 helps a member to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.


Alima's Group's story

Pictured above is Alima, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 9 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. She is a mother to 10 children and is known by her community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Alima joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Alima plans to send her children to school.

Among the 9 farmers in Alima's Group, a total of 5.5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light, so with this loan, the group will also receive a total of two solar lights.

In this group: Alima, Apolonea, Hasina, Bernard, Jenita, Claudia, Juliet, Violet, Violet


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

Dinah, Kiva staff

Dinah
Kiva staff








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.


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.