Total loan: $825

Obed'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.

Obed's Group's story

Pictured above is Obed, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 9 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. He is a father to 5 children and is known by his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Obed joined One Acre Fund in 2014 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, Obed plans to send his children to school.

Between the 9 farmers in Obed's Group, a total of 10.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, a farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.