Total loan: $550

Gladys' Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Gladys' Group's story

Pictured above is Gladys, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by eight farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is married and is a mother to three children, known by her community as a very friendly person.

Initially, Gladys joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has had more profits from each harvest. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Gladys plans to repair her home.

Between the eight farmers in Gladys's Group, a total of five acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. 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 three solar lights.