Total loan: $725

Rashid's Group

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Kimilili, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Rashid's Group's story

Rashid, featured in the above picture, is representing his farming group formed by 14 farmers in Kimilili District, Kenya. He is 30 years old and a married father of 2 children, often described as a very reliable person. Although Rashid has been a farmer for 8 years, he is new to One Acre Fund and decided to join this year because he really wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Even though he is new to the program, Rashid wanted to represent his group because he wanted to help more farmers. With the profits earned from this season’s harvest, Rashid hopes to be able to send his children to school. With this loan, the group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 4.25 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 7 solar lights, as, even though Rashid decided not to, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light as part of their loan package.