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Total loan: $625

Doreen's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

A loan helped to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as two solar lights.

Doreen's Group's story

Doreen, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing her group, formed by 13 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012, and decided to represent her group because she wanted to spread the story of OAF farmers. She is married and has four children.

With a portion of this loan, Doreen will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also two solar lights. Receiving two solar lights as part of her loan means that now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Doreen plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total, Doreen’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 2.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 11 solar lights.