Total loan: $575

Fobius' Group

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Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Fobius' Group's story

Pictured above is Fobius, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 7 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya. He is a father to 8 children and is known by his community as a very resourceful person.

Initially, Fobius joined One Acre Fund in 2011 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has had a healthier life due to better nutrition. With the profits from the coming harvest season, Fobius plans to send his children to school.

Between the 7 farmers in Fobius's Group, a total of 5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 4 solar lights.