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Total loan: $1,075

Joan's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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


Joan's Group's story

Joan, pictured above, has 9 children and is representing her group, formed by 13 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to be more active in her community.

With a portion of this loan, Joan will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also two solar lights. Receiving two solar lights as part of her loan means that now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

Joan plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total Joan’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 8.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 15 solar lights.