A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer, to improve her maize harvests.


Lydia's Group's story

Lydia's Group was formed by 12 farmers in Webuye District and is being represented by Lydia, who is the group leader, pictured above. She is 25 years old, married and has four children. Lydia has been a farmer for 18 years and is often referred to as a very experienced farmer.

Lydia isn’t new to One Acre Fund. She actually joined the program in 2014 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, Lydia 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, Lydia's Group will purchase a total of nine solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 6.75 acres.

In this group: Lydia, Wabwile, Mary, Mary N, Makokha, Everlyne, Janet, Elizabeth, Wekesa, Jane, Judith, Alice



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