Total loan: $1,050

Francis' Group

Alego, Homa Bay County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Francis' Group's story

Pictured above is Francis, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 19 farmers in Alego District, Kenya. He is a father to five children and is known by his community as a very reliable person.

Initially, Francis joined One Acre Fund in 2012 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, Francis plans to send his children to school.

Among the 19 farmers in Francis' Group, a total of 11.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. In addition, 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 four solar lights.