Total loan: $1,125

John's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light and increase maize cultivation.

John's Group's story

Pictured above is John, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. He is 66 years old and, as a group leader, he is representing his group of 15 farmers in Matete Distric, Kenya. He is married and has nine children.

John is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again, as this means that he is able to earn enough to feed his family, which is why he decided to join in the first place. John says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2010, he has learnt a lot from farming trainings, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. John will use the profits from this season to send his children to school and buy an environmental cookstove.

Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light with this loan, the group will also receive a total of four solar lights as well as seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 12.25 acres.