Total loan: $875

Ruth's Group

Lugari, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.

Ruth's Group's story

Ruth, pictured above, has 5 children and is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2014 and decided to represent her group because she likes being a leader.

With a portion of this loan, Ruth will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means that now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Ruth plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total, Ruth’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 9.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 3 solar lights.