Total loan: $500

Joel's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the upcoming harvest season.

Joel's Group's story

Pictured above is Joel. He is the group leader representing his group of 8 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He is a father of 7 children and is known in his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Joel joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. Since joining the program, he says his life has improved, especially because he has been able to consistently feed his family. Joel plans to send his children to school with the profits from the upcoming harvest season.

A total of 5.25 acres of land will be planted among the 8 farmers in Joel's Group, using the maize seeds and fertilizer from 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 two solar lights.