Total loan: $950

Philomena's Group

Webuye, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

Philomena's Group's story

Philomena is 53 years old and has 8 children. She has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is always said to be a very experienced farmer. Even though Philomena is the only one featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group formed by 14 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya.

Philomena started working alongside One Acre Fund a few years ago, in 2010, and decided to do so because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since then, she has seen her life improve; especially in the sense that she has had more profits from each harvest ever since. This year she decided to represent her group because she wanted to help more farmers.

Philomena’s Group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 7.75 acres of land. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 6 solar lights.