Total loan: $1,000

Irene'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, as well as two solar lights.

Irene's Group's story

Irene is a 35-year-old proud mother of two children. She is a group leader, often described as a very experienced farmer, and is representing her group of 16 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2016, Irene has noticed that she has been able to consistently feed her family.

Irene described her harvest as good last year, but believes she can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. She is very excited to also be purchasing two solar lights, in addition to fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to send her children to school.

With this loan, Irene’s Group will be able to plant a total of 8.5 acres of land and purchase a total of 10 solar lights.