Total loan: $875

Francis' Group

Lugari, Bungoma 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 13 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. He is a father to 10 children and is known by his community as a very resourceful person. Initially, Francis 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 consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Francis plans to send his children to school. Between the 13 farmers in Francis's Group, a total of 8.25 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 7 solar lights.