Country Staff: 3,151 | Farmers served: 354,000
Kenya was our founding country of operation, and it remains our largest in terms of both numbers of clients and staff. We served almost 200,000 farm families there in 2016—amazing growth since our first pilot project started in 2006 with just 40 farmers.
One Acre Fund operates in the western and southwestern regions of Kenya, two of the country’s primary food-producing areas, and we provide services during the main, long-rains season. Farmers who work with us can choose from a range of crops and add-on products in our loan packages. We offer everything from maize, sukuma wiki, beans, and onions, to solar lights, energy-efficient cookstoves, menstrual hygiene products, and crop storage bags. All of our clients also receive trees and crop insurance.
Our Kenya staff manages a number of our innovation programs, including crop research stations, tree nurseries, test livestock and poultry farms, and trials around the use of digital technology to support farmers. One Acre Fund’s global headquarters is located in Kakamega, in western Kenya.