Total loan: $600

Joan'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.

Joan's Group's story

Pictured above is Joan, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to 9 children, and is known by her community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Joan joined One Acre Fund in 2013 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 has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Joan plans to send her children to school.

Between the 10 farmers in Joan's Group, a total of 4.75 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. With this loan, the group will also receive a total of 6 solar lights.