Total loan: $700

John's Group

Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

John's Group's story

John is 56 years old and has seven children. He has been a farmer for 20 years and is always said to be a very experienced farmer. Even though John is the only one featured in the above picture, he is actually representing his group formed by 12 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya.

John started working alongside One Acre Fund a few years ago, in 2011, and decided to do so because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since then, he has seen his life improve, especially in the sense that he has had more profits from each harvest ever since. This year he decided to represent his group because he wanted to spread the story of One Acre Fund farmers.

John’s Group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 6.75 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 one solar light.