Total loan: $1,000

Eliud's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Eliud's Group's story

Pictured above is Eliud, who, as a group leader, is representing his group, formed by 14 farmers, in Matete District, Kenya. He is a father to 8 children and is known by his community to be a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Eliud joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because he wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Eliud plans to send his children to school.

Between the 14 farmers in Eliud's Group, a total of 8.75 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 7 solar lights.