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Total loan: $450

Josephine's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.


Josephine's Group's story

Pictured above is Josephine, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 12 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. She is a mother to 8 children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Josephine joined One Acre Fund in 2012 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, Josephine plans to send her children to school.

Between the 12 farmers in Josephine's Group, a total of 6.25 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.