Total loan: $1,500

Gideon's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.

Gideon's Group's story

Pictured is Gideon, often described as an extremely trustworthy person. He is 29 years old and, as a group leader, he is representing his group of 16 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He is married and has 2 children.

Gideon is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that he is able to have access to the best seed prices, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Gideon says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2015, he has had more profits from each harvest, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Gideon will use the profits from this season to send his children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 15.75 acres. Some members of the group will also be purchasing solar lights with this loan. The group will receive a total of 4 solar lights.