Total loan: $400

Sitawa's Group

Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

Sitawa's Group's story

Pictured above is Sitawa, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 6 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya. She is a mother to 10 children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Sitawa joined One Acre Fund in 2006 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Sitawa plans to send her children to school.

Between the 6 farmers in Sitawa's Group, a total of 3.75 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, one of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light.