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Catherine's Group

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Mumias, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.


Catherine's Group's story

Catherine's Group is formed by nine farmers in Mumias District and is being represented by Catherine, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 38 years old and has five children. Catherine has been a farmer for 20 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual.

Catherine is not new to One Acre Fund. She actually joined the program in 2017 and has since noticed her life has changed; especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since.

This year, Catherine 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 she will now be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study.

Using this loan, Catherine's Group will purchase a total of four solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 4.75 acres.