Total loan: $700

Joel's Group

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Sirisia, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Joel's Group's story

Joel is 72 years old and is often referred to as a really resourceful person. As a group leader, he is representing his group in Sirisia District, formed by ten farmers, including himself.

Joel has been a farmer for more than 20 years, and has worked with One Acre Fund for a while now, having joined for the first time in 2014 because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Not only will he get maize seeds and fertilizer with his loan, but also a solar light in order to have light during dark hours for his children to be able to study. He decided that he will use the profits he gains from this year’s harvest to buy a goat.

With this loan, Joel’s Group will receive a total of six solar lights as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 6.25 acres.