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Total loan: $775

Gilbert'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.


Gilbert's Group's story

Pictured above is Gilbert, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 10 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He is a father to six children and is known by his community as a very trustworthy person.

Initially, Gilbert joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. Since he joined the program, he says that his life has improved, especially because he has had more profits from each harvest.

With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Gilbert plans to send his children to school.

Between the 10 farmers in Gilbert's Group, a total of 7.5 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 five solar lights.