Total loan: $700

Electine'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 harvesting season.

Electine's Group's story

Pictured above is Electine, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 13 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to 5 children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer. Initially, Electine joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to earn enough to send her children to school. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Electine plans to save more money for the future. Between the 13 farmers in Electine's Group, a total of 7.5 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.