Total loan: $425

Felistus' 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.

Felistus' Group's story

Pictured above is Felistus, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by nine farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to five children and is known by her community as a very friendly person.

Initially, Felistus 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, Felistus plans to send her children to school.

Between the nine farmers in Felistus's Group, a total of four 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 one solar light.