Total loan: $500

Ruth's Group

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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.

Ruth's Group's story

Pictured above is Ruth, who, as a group leader, is representing her group, formed by 7 farmers, in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to 5 children and is known by her community to be a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Ruth joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Ruth plans to send her children to school.

Between the 7 farmers in Ruth's Group, a total of 5.5 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 2 solar lights.