Total loan: $1,000

Joice'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 harvest season.

Joice's Group's story

Pictured above is Joice, who, as a group leader, is representing her group of fifteen farmers from Lugari District, Kenya. She is a mother to seven children and is known within her community as a very experienced farmer.

Joice joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she has had a healthier life due to better nutrition. With the profits from the coming harvest season, Joice plans to send her children to school.

Among the fifteen farmers in Joice's Group, a total of ten 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 three solar lights.