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

Ruth's Group's story

Pictured above is Ruth , who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 14 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. She is a mother to 5 children and is known by her community as a very friendly person.

Initially, Ruth joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. 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, Ruth plans to send her children to school.

Between the 14 farmers in Ruth 's Group, a total of 7.5 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 4 solar lights.

In this group: Ruth , Joyce, Emelda, Gladys, Hildah, Beatrice, Jesca, Janet, Mary, Ruth, Rose, Philis, Joan, Jentrix

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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