Total loan: $1,050

Ruth's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Ruth's Group's story

Ruth is 56 years old and has 9 children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 12 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. Ruth has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2010. This decision was largely a result of her desire to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds and, although she described her last harvest as poor, she believes she could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Ruth also decided to purchase a solar light as part of her loan, which she is very excited about, as it will allow her to have an overall improved quality of life. Obtaining this loan means that Ruth's Group will be able to receive a total of 5 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 9.75 acres.