Everlyne’s Group Teso, Kenya / Farming
A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase a solar light and increase cultivation of maize.
Everlyne’s Group’s story
Everlyne, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 20 years, and is now proud to represent her group of 13 farmers in Teso District. She is 43 years old, married and has seven children.
Everlyne likes to think of herself as a very hardworking individual. She has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2013 and decided to represent her group because she likes being a leader. She says that being part of the One Acre Fund community has meant that she has been able to consistently feed her family. Everlyne plans to use the profits from this coming season to send her children to school.
In total, Everlyne ’s Group will receive inputs to cultivate 7.25 acres of land. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light with this loan, the group will also receive a total of two solar lights.
In this group: Everlyne , Fidelia , Kresent, Evans, Lydia , Justine , Lilian , James , Linet , Geofrey , Joice , Africanus , Vitalis
This loan is special because:
It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.
More about this loan—1 loan made by people from Australia, United Kingdom, France, Singapore & Canada; 7 loans made by people from United States, including the loan from St. Mary’s.