Total loan: $950

Martin's Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Martin's Group's story

This season is not the first one in which Martin has worked with One Acre Fund. He has been a member for a few years now, having joined the program in 2016. Even though he is the only person featured in the photo, Martin is actually representing 19 farmers from Teso District, Kenya.

Martin is often described in his community as a very hardworking individual. He decided to be the one to represent his group because he wanted to be more active in his community. Like many of his fellow farmers, Martin decided he wanted to be part of the One Acre Fund community in order to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. He hopes to use the profits from this year’s harvest to invest in a business.

This loan will not only help Martin, but the whole group, who will receive maize seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 14 acres of land. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light, so the group will also receive two solar lights as part of this loan package.