Total loan: $550

Patrick's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Patrick's Group's story

Pictured above is Patrick, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. He is 49 years old and has nine children. As a group leader, he is representing his group of nine farmers in Matete district, Kenya.

Patrick is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund, as this means that he is able to earn enough to feed his family, which is why he decided to join in the first place. Patrick says that he is happy to have made that decision because, since he first joined in 2016, he has been able to consistently feed his family, which has improved his day-to-day life significantly. Patrick will use the profits from this season to send his children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 4.25 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing solar lights, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of four solar lights.