Total loan: $700

Emily's Group

Flag of Kenya
Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

Emily's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

Emily's Group's story

Pictured above is Emily, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 9 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. She is a mother to 6 children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Emily joined One Acre Fund in 2012 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 harvesting season, Emily plans to invest in a business.

Between the 9 farmers in Emily's Group, a total of 8 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, one farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light also.