Total loan: $675

Janet's Group

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.

Janet's Group's story

Janet, pictured above, has six children and is representing her group, formed by nine farmers in Teso District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to help more farmers.

With a portion of this loan, Janet 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 her loan means that now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Janet plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total, Janet’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 4.25 acres of land. They will also receive a total of eight solar lights.