Total loan: $750
Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
Jacob's Group's story
Jacob, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 20 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 10 farmers in Teso District. He is 38 years old, is married and has 5 children. Jacob likes to think of himself as a very resourceful person. He has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2014 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to be more active in his community. He says that being part of the One Acre Fund community has meant that he has been able to consistently feed his family. Jacob plans to use the profits from this coming season to send his children to school. In total, Jacob’s Group will receive inputs to cultivate 6.25 acres of land. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 6 solar lights."