Total loan: $1,000

Elisha's Group

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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 a solar light.

Elisha's Group's story

Elisha, pictured above, has seven children and is representing his group formed by 14 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2006 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to gain leadership skills.

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

In total, Elisha’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 7.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of eight solar lights.