Total loan: $950

Doricus' Group

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Kimilili, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and quality fertilizer to cultivate maize, as well as a solar light.

Doricus' Group's story

Doricus's Group is formed by 10 farmers in Kimilili District and is being represented by Doricus, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 59 years old and has 8 children. Doricus has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is often referred to as a very experienced farmer.

Doricus isn’t new to One Acre Fund; she joined the program in 2014 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, Doricus 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 since now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Using this loan, Doricus's Group will purchase 9 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant 7 acres.