Total loan: $700

Martin's Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Martin's Group's story

Martin, pictured above, has been a farmer for 15 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 11 farmers in Teso District. He is 40 years old, is married and has 7 children.

Martin likes to think of himself as a very experienced farmer. He has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2014 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to gain leadership skills.

He says that being part of the One Acre Fund community has meant that he has had more profits from each harvest and he used part of the money to buy pigs. Martin plans to use the profits from this coming season to send his children to school.

In total, Martin’s Group will receive inputs to cultivate 5.75 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 4 solar lights.