Total loan: $400

Simon's Group

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Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

Simon's Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertiliser for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.

Simon's Group's story

Simon, pictured above, has six children and is representing his group formed by six farmers in Chwele District in Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 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 fertiliser 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 have light during dark hours for his children to be able to study. Simon plans to use the profits he gains this year to send his children to school.

In total, Simon’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 2.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 3 solar lights.