Total loan: $375

Phoebe's Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Phoebe's Group's story

Phoebe, featured in the above picture, is representing her farming group formed by 6 farmers in Teso district, Kenya. She is 38 years old and a married mother of 4 children, often described as a very hardworking individual.

Although Phoebe has been a farmer for more than 20 years, she is new to the One Acre Fund and decided to join this year because she really wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Even though she is new to the program, Phoebe wanted to represent her group because she wanted to be more active in her community. With the profits earned from this season’s harvest, Phoebe hopes to be able to send her children to school.

With this loan, the group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 4.5 acres of land. They will also receive 1 solar light, as even though Phoebe decided not to, a farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light as part of their loan package.