Total loan: $975

Nelly'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 planting season.

Nelly's Group's story

Nelly is a group leader representing sixteen farmers in Teso District, Kenya. She is a mother of six children and known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Nelly joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because she wanted to get the best-quality fertilizer and hybrid maize 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 her coming harvest, Nelly plans to send her children to school.

The sixteen farmers in Nelly's Group will plant a total of 10.5 acres of land using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, as part of this program a farmer in the group will be buying a solar light.