Total loan: $600

Francis' 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.

Francis' Group's story

Pictured above is Francis, who, as a group leader, is representing his group, formed by 11 farmers, in Matete District, Kenya. He is a father to 9 children and is known by his community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Francis joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. 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, Francis plans to send his children to school.

Between the 11 farmers in Francis's Group, a total of 6.75 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, the group will also receive 1 solar light.