Total loan: $500

Esther's Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.

Esther's Group's story

Esther's Group is formed by nine farmers in Teso district and is being represented by Esther, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 30 years old and has five children. Esther has been a farmer for 13 years and is often referred to as a very friendly person.

Esther isn’t new to One Acre Fund; she actually joined the program in 2015 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, Esther will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Using this loan, Esther's Group will purchase one solar light and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 5.5 acres.