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Total loan: $400

Irene's Group

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Sirisia, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Irene's Group's story

Irene's Group is formed by six farmers in Sirisia District and is being represented by Irene who is the group leader pictured above. She is 45 years old and has been a farmer for more than 20 years, often referred to as a very reliable person.

Irene isn’t new to One Acre Fund; she actually joined the program in 2012 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has learnt a lot from farming trainings ever since. This year, Irene will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Using this loan, Irene's Group will purchase a total of five solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 2.5 acres.