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


Rose's Group's story

Rose, pictured above, has 7 children and is representing her group, formed by 8 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to help more farmers.

With a portion of this loan, Rose will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light.

Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means that now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Rose plans to use the profits she gains this year to save more money for the future.

In total Rose’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 4.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 3 solar lights.

In this group: Rose, Evelyne, Judith, Irene, Millicent, Monica, Emely, Felisters


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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