Total loan: $375

Ruth's Group

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Mumias, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the upcoming farming season.

Ruth's Group's story

Ruth is a mother of six children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer. She is also the leader of a group of nine farmers (including herself) in Mumias District, Kenya.

Initially, Ruth joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to save more money. With the profits from the coming harvest, Ruth plans to send her children to school.

Among the nine farmers in Ruth's group, a total of 3.5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with this loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be buying a solar light, so with this loan the group will also receive two of them.