Total loan: $1,350

John's Group

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Kimilili, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

John's Group's story

Pictured above is John, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 14 farmers in Kimilili District, Kenya. He is a father to 6 children and is known by his community as a very trustworthy person. Initially, John joined One Acre Fund in 2011 because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has had more profits from each harvest. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, John plans to send his children to school. Between the 14 farmers in John's Group, a total of 10 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 11 solar lights.