Total loan: $475

Jacob's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Jacob's Group's story

Pictured above is Jacob, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 8 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. He is a father to 10 children and is known by his community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Jacob joined One Acre Fund in 2009 because he wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Jacob plans to send his children to school.

Between the 8 farmers in Jacob's Group, a total of 3.75 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 4 solar lights.