Total loan: $650

Patista's Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Patista's Group's story

Pictured above is Patista, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. She is a mother to seven children and is known by her community as a very trustworthy person.

Initially, Patista joined One Acre Fund in 2011 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Patista plans to send her children to school.

Between the 10 farmers in Patista's Group, a total of 5.5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of four solar lights.