Total loan: $475
Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture
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Patrick's Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.
Patrick's Group's story
Pictured above is Patrick, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 11 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. He is a father to 12 children and is known by his community as a very resourceful person. Initially, Patrick joined One Acre Fund in 2012 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 been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Patrick plans to send his children to school. Between the 11 farmers in Patrick's Group, a total of 4.5 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 2 solar lights.