Total loan: $550

Stephen's Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Stephen's Group's story

Pictured above is Stephen, often described as an extremely reliable person. He is 49 years old and has 6 children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of 11 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Stephen is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that he is able to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Stephen says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2015, he has learnt a lot from farming training, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Stephen 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 5.5 acres. Given that a member of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.