Total loan: $450

Shaphan'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.

Shaphan's Group's story

Pictured above is Shaphan, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 7 farmers in the Lugari District, Kenya. He is a father to 6 children and is known by his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Shaphan joined One Acre Fund in 2012 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 had a healthier life due to better nutrition. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Shaphan plans to send his children to school.

Between the 7 farmers in Shaphan's Group, a total of 5.5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan.