Total loan: $525

Dismas' 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.

Dismas' Group's story

Pictured above is Dismas, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 9 farmers in the Matete District, Kenya. He is a father to 8 children and is known by his community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Dismas joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Dismas plans to send his children to school.

Between the 9 farmers in Dismas's Group, a total of 6 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, one of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light.