Total loan: $575

Ruthcritine's Group

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Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Ruthcritine's Group's story

Pictured above is Ruthcritine, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 8 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya. She is a mother to 5 children and is known by her community as a very resourceful person.

Initially, Ruthcritine joined One Acre Fund in 2013 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 save more money.

With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Ruthcritine plans to buy chickens.

Between the 8 farmers in Ruthcritine's Group, a total of 4.75 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 3 solar lights.