Metrine, a group leader, is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. She is a mother to 6 children and is known by her community as a very hardworking individual.Initially, Metrine joined One Acre Fund in 2013, 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, Metrine plans to send her children to school.Between the 10 farmers in Metrine’s Group, a total of 11.5 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 2 solar lights.
In this group: Metrine, Eunice, Phieby, Mutsotso, Isaya, Meshack, Samson, Hellen, Ziporah and Susan.
This loan is special because it supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.
More about this loan
This loan is part of One Acre Fund’s integrated agricultural package, which provides groups of smallholder farmers with seeds and fertilizers on credit, onsite agricultural training, and insurance options. Borrowers also have the option to purchase solar lanterns as part of the loan package.
To give borrowers more flexibility, One Acre Fund permits them to switch groups, drop out of the program and change their loan amounts before receiving their inputs.