Total loan: $1,325

George's Group

Sirisia, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

George's Group's story

Pictured above is George, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 16 farmers in Sirisia District, Kenya. He is a father to nine children and is known by his community as a very reliable person.

Initially, George joined One Acre Fund in 2010 because he wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since he joined the program, he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to save more money. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, George plans to send his children to school.

Between the 16 farmers in George's Group, a total of 15.25 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 four solar lights.