Total loan: $550

Emily's Group

Mumias, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Emily's Group's story

Emily's Group is formed by 10 farmers in Mumias District and is being represented by Emily, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 48 years old and has five children. Emily has been a farmer for 20 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual.

Emily isn’t new to One Acre Fund. She actually joined the program in 2015 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has been able to save more money ever since.

This year, Emily will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition because now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Using this loan, Emily's Group will purchase a total of seven solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 4.5 acres.