Total loan: $425

Phoebe's Group

Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

Phoebe's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

Phoebe's Group's story

Phoebe is a 42-year-old proud mother of five children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 10 farmers in Chwele District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2014, Phoebe has noticed that she has been able to consistently feed her family.

Phoebe described her harvest as poor due to bad weather conditions last year, but believes she can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. She is very excited to also be purchasing a solar light, apart from fertilizer and maize seed, because she will now be able to have light during dark hours for her children to study. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to send her children to school.

With this loan, Phoebe’s Group will be able to plant a total of 5.5 acres of land and purchase a total of 5 solar lights.