Total loan: $275

Tom's Group

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Alego, Homa Bay County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize as well as a solar light.

Tom's Group's story

Tom's Group is formed by five farmers in Matete District and is being represented by Tom, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 54 years old and has five children. Tom has been a farmer for 17 years and is often referred to as a very trustworthy person.

Tom isn’t new to One Acre Fund. He actually joined the program in 2017 and has since noticed his life has changed, especially in the sense that he has had more profits from each harvest ever since joining. This year, Tom will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of his loan, but he will also purchase a solar light. He is very excited about this addition since now he will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and, therefore, save more money.

Using this loan, Tom's Group will purchase a total of three solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 2.5 acres.