Total loan: $1,000

Janet's Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize as well as a solar light.

Janet's Group's story

Janet's Group is formed by 15 farmers in Teso District and is being represented by Janet, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 38 years old and has seven children. Janet has been a farmer for 20 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual.

Janet isn’t new to One Acre Fund; she actually joined the program in 2014 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has gained a lot of respect in her community. This year, Janet will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but she will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

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