Total loan: $400

Javan's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Javan's Group's story

Pictured above is Javan, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by six farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He is a father to seven children and is known by his community as a very trustworthy person.

Initially, Javan joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since he joined the program, he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to feed his family consistently. With the profits from the coming harvest season, Javan plans to send his children to school.

Between the six farmers in Javan's Group, a total of 3.75 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, a farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive one solar light.