Total loan: $100

Shantrine's Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Shantrine's Group's story

This season is not the first time that Shantrine is working alongside One Acre Fund. He has been a member for a few years now, having joined the program in 2017 and, although he is the only person featured in the above picture, he is actually representing his group of 11 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Shantrine is often described by his community as a very friendly person and decided to be the one to represent his group because he likes being a leader. Like many of his fellow farmers, Shantrine decided he wanted to be part of the One Acre Fund community to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. He hopes to use the profits from this year’s harvest to send his children to school.

This loan will not only help Shantrine but the whole group, who will receive maize seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 4.5 acres of land. 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 four solar lights.