Total loan: $1,000

Stephen's Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Stephen's Group's story

Stephen is 32 years old and is often described as a very reliable person. He has four children and married. As a group leader, Stephen is representing his group of 16 farmers in Teso District in Kenya, and is very excited to be working with One Acre Fund for the first time this year. The decision to join One Acre Fund was largely a result of Stephen's desire to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Apart from receiving farming inputs, he is also purchasing a solar light as part of his loan, which is very exciting to him as he will now be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel, and therefore save more money. With the profits that he gains from this year’s harvest, he plans to rent more land to cultivate in. Stephen and his group will receive a total of six solar lights as well as input loans of maize and fertilizer to plant a total of 8.5 acres.