Hailey Tucker

Hailey Tucker is One Acre Fund's communications associate and photographer based in Kenya.

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‘Things were going well, but now they’ve turned’

‘Things were going well, but now they’ve turned’

David and Zipporah saw their new business of buying and selling maize, along with the capital they had saved for it, disappear within a week. Unfortunately, this is a common experience for smallholder farmers in rural east Africa, who often have to deal with sudden financial shocks.
How to start a business in Kenya with just one pig

How to start a business in Kenya with just one pig

They sold the pig they had fattened up for 4,500 Kenyan Shillings ($52 USD), and with the money, David and Zipporah decided to start a small business. Their 2013 harvest did not provide enough income to last them through the year until the next one, so they are searching for other sources of income.
How better harvests are helping Kenyan students go to university

How better harvests are helping Kenyan students go to university

In partnership with One Acre Fund, we are following Anne, a smallholder farmer from Kenya, for a whole growing season. From planting to harvest, we will check in every month to see what life is really like for a farmer in rural Kenya.  Catch up with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Written by Hailey Tucker. In…...
A bumper harvest of millet for Anne in Kenya!

A bumper harvest of millet for Anne in Kenya!

In partnership with One Acre Fund, we are following Anne, a smallholder farmer from Kenya, for a whole growing season. From planting to harvest, we will check in every month to see what life is really like for a farmer in rural Kenya.  Catch up with Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4. Written by Hailey Tucker. L-R:&h......
Farmer Anne experiments with orange-flesh sweet potatoes

Farmer Anne experiments with orange-flesh sweet potatoes

Anne with her new orange-flesh sweet potato plants. Photo credit: One Acre Fund In partnership with One Acre Fund, we are following Anne, a smallholder farmer from Kenya, for a whole growing season. From planting to harvest, we will check in every month to see what life is really like for a farmer in rural Kenya.…...
How much is too much rain? Ask Kenyan farmer Anne a question

How much is too much rain? Ask Kenyan farmer Anne a question

In partnership with One Acre Fund, we are following Anne, a smallholder farmer from Kenya, for a whole growing season. From planting to harvest, we will check in every month to see what life is really like for a farmer in rural Kenya.  Catch up with Part 1. Written by Hailey Tucker. Anne at home in…...
Follow Kenyan farmer Anne from planting to harvest

Follow Kenyan farmer Anne from planting to harvest

Hailey Tucker, communications associate at One Acre Fund, provides an intimate portrait of the life of a farmer. In partnership with One Acre Fund, we'll be following Anne, a smallholder farmer from Kenya, for a whole growing season. From planting to harvest, we will check in every month to see what life is really like for a ...