Total loan: $1,075

Samwel's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Samwel's Group's story

Samwel, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 15 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to help more farmers. He is married and has four children.

With a portion of this loan, Samwel will purchase not only maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of his loan means that now he will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Samwel plans to use the profits he gains this year to send his children to school.

In total, Samwel’s group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 7.25 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 13 solar lights.