Total loan: $425

Francis' Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve his maize harvests.

Francis' Group's story

Pictured above is Francis, often described as an extremely reliable person. He is 46 years old and has 8 children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of 9 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Francis is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again, as this means that he is able to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Francis says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2016, he has been able to consistently feed his family, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Francis will use the profits from this season to send his children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 4.75 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.