Total loan: $1,075

John's Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as two solar lights.

John's Group's story

John, pictured above, has 7 children and is representing his group which is formed by 14 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to spread the story of One Acre Fund farmers.

With a portion of this loan, John will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also two solar lights. Receiving two solar lights as part of his loan means that now he will be able to light up his home and enable his children to study at night. John plans to use the profits he gains this year to send his children to school.

In total, John’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 7.25 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 10 solar lights.