Total loan: $825

Philis' Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Philis' Group's story

Pictured above is Philis. She is group leader representing 13 farmers in the Teso District of Kenya. She is a mother to 5 children, and is known by her community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Philis joined One Acre Fund in 2014 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she is healthier due to better nutrition. With the profits from the coming harvest season, Philis plans to send her children to school.

Between the 13 farmers in Philis's group, a total of 9 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 3 solar lights.