Total loan: $425

Emily's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

Emily's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Emily's Group's story

Emily is 38 years old and has four children. She has been a farmer for 15 years and is always said to be a very hardworking individual.

Even though Emily is the only one featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Emily started working alongside One Acre Fund a few years ago, in 2012, and decided to do so because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since then, she has seen her life improve; especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since.

This year, Emily decided to represent her group because she wanted to be more active in her community.

Emily’s Group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 4.25 acres of land. 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 four solar lights.