Total loan: $575

Scholastic's Group

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Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve their maize harvests.

Scholastic's Group's story

Pictured above is Scholastic, who is often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 58 years old and has 10 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 11 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya.

Scholastic is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again so that she is able to earn enough to feed her family, which is why she decided to join in the first place. She says she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has learned a lot from farm training, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Scholastic will use the profits from this season to send her children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of four acres. Some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light with this loan, so the group will receive five solar lights.