Total loan: $500

Charles' Group

Mumias, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Charles' Group's story

Pictured above is Charles, often described as an extremely resourceful person. He is 40 years old and has five children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of six farmers in Mumias District, Kenya.

Charles is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again, as this means that he is able to have access to the best seed prices, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Charles says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2017, he has learnt a lot from farming training, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Charles will use the profits from this season to send his children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 3 acres. Five members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light.