Total loan: $425

Dorcas' Group

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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.

Dorcas' Group's story

In the photo is Dorcas, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 10 farmers from Lugari district, Kenya. She is a mother to six children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Dorcas joined One Acre Fund in 2014 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Dorcas plans to save more money for the future.

Among the 10 farmers in Dorcas's Group, a total of 4.75 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 three solar lights.