Total loan: $825

Joseph's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.

Joseph's Group's story

Joseph, pictured above, has 7 children and is representing his group, formed by 11 farmers, in Matete District, Kenya. He joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2012 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to help more farmers.

With a portion of this loan, Joseph will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of his loan means that now he will be able to have light during dark hours for his children to be able to study. Joseph plans to use the profits he gains this year to save more money for the future.

In total, Joseph’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 8.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 3 solar lights.