Total loan: $575

Ruth's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.

Ruth's Group's story

Pictured is Ruth who, as group leader, is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Kakamega B (North) district, Kenya. She is a mother to six children and is known by her community as a very reliable person.

Initially, Ruth joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to earn enough to send her children to school. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to save more money. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Ruth plans to send her children to school.

Among the 10 farmers in Ruth's Group, a total of six 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 two solar lights.