Total loan: $550

John's Group

Flag of Kenya
Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

John's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

John's Group's story

Pictured above is John, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 7 farmers in Chwele District, Kenya. He is a father of 6 children and is known by his community as a very reliable person.

Initially, John joined One Acre Fund in 2013 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 learned a lot from farm training. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, John plans to buy a goat.

Between the 7 farmers in John'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 5 solar lights.