Total loan: $950

Simon's Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.

Simon's Group's story

Simon, pictured above, has 5 children and is representing his group, formed by 13 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2010 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to help more farmers. With a portion of this loan, Simon will not only purchase 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. Simon plans to use the profits he gains this year to invest in a business. In total Simon’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 6.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 10 solar lights.