Total loan: $25

Simon's Group

Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Simon's Group's story

Pictured above is Simon, often described as an extremely resourceful person. He is 57 years old and has six children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of eight farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya.

Simon is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that he is able to earn enough to feed his family, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Simon says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2015, he has been able to consistently feed his family, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Simon will use the profits from this season to buy a goat.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 5.25 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of three solar lights.