A loan helped a member to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.


Irene's Group's story

Irene's Group is formed by 14 farmers in Kakamega South District and is being represented by Irene, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 25 years old, is married and has 2 children. Irene has been a farmer for 4 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual.

Irene isn’t new to One Acre Fund, as she actually joined the program in 2013 and has since noticed her life has changed; especially in the sense that she has learned a lot from farming trainings ever since.

This year, Irene 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 reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

Using this loan, Irene's Group will purchase a total of 7 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 8 acres.

In this group: Irene, Emely A, Atanasi, Jenifa, Elizabeth, Raphael O, Elizabeth, Scolastick, Dorocasi, Christopher, Agnes A, Janipha, Zakayo K, Roselida



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