Total loan: $900

Protas' Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Protas' Group's story

Pictured above is Protas, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 16 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. He is a father to 7 children and is known by his community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Protas 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 been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Protas plans to send his children to school.

Between the 16 farmers in Protas's Group, a total of 9 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 3 solar lights.