Siminyu has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2015 and, although she is the only person featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group of 13 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya.
This loan will not only help Siminyu but the whole group, who will receive maize seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 17.625 acres of land. 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 six solar lights.
This loan is special because it supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns. A loan of $550 helps a member to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.