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Total loan: $1,225

Timothy's Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

Timothy's Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase two solar lights, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Timothy's Group's story

Timothy's Group is formed by 11 farmers in the Teso District, and the group is being represented by Timothy, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 26 years old, and married with one child. He has been a farmer for four years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual.

Timothy isn’t new to One Acre Fund. He actually joined the program in 2015 and has since noticed that his life has changed, especially in the sense that he has had more profits from each harvest. This year, Timothy will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of his loan, but he will also purchase two solar lights. He is very excited about this addition since now he will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore, save more money.

Using this loan, Timothy's Group will purchase a total of 15 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 8 acres.