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Total loan: $800

Joseph's Group

Lugari, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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


Joseph's Group's story

Pictured above is Joseph, who, as a group leader, is representing his group, formed by 13 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. He is a father to 8 children and is known by his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Joseph joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Ever 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, Joseph plans to send his children to school.

Between the 13 farmers in Joseph's Group, a total of 9.25 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 2 solar lights.