Total loan: $975

Protus' Group

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Chwele, Bungoma 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.

Protus' Group's story

Protus, pictured above, has six children and is representing his group, formed by 14 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to spread the story of One Acre Fund farmers.

With a portion of this loan, Protus 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 have light during the night in order to feel safer. Protus plans to use the profits he gains this year to send his children to school.

In total Protus’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 8.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of five solar lights.