Total loan: $525
Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture
Joan's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.
Joan's Group's story
Pictured above is Joan, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 12 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. She is a mother to 7 children and is known by her community as a very reliable person. Initially, Joan joined One Acre Fund in 2014 because she wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. 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, Joan plans to buy a cow. Between the 12 farmers in Joan's Group, a total of 5.5 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.