Total loan: $1,525

Sylvanus' Group

Alego, Homa Bay County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.

Sylvanus' Group's story

Sylvanus, pictured above, has been a farmer for 7 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 20 farmers in Alego District. He is 59 years old, married and has 4 children.

Sylvanus likes to think of himself as a very hardworking individual. He has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2016 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to be more active in his community. He says that being part of the One Acre Fund community has meant that he has been able to consistently feed his family. Sylvanus plans to use the profits from this coming season to invest in a business.

In total, Sylvanus’ group will receive inputs to cultivate 18.5 acres of land. Some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, With this loan, the group will also receive a total of 1 solar light.