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Total loan: $475

John's Group

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.

John's Group's story

Pictured above is John, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by seven farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. He is a father to eight children and is known by his community as a very resourceful person.

Initially, John joined One Acre Fund in 2011 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. 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, John plans to save more money for the future.

The seven farmers in John's Group will plant a total of 3.75 acres of land using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing solar lights so with this loan, the group will also receive a total of two solar lights.