Total loan: $1,100

Festus' Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Festus' Group's story

Pictured above is Festus, who, as a group leader, is representing his group of 14 farmers in Teso district, Kenya. He is a father to eight children and is known in his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Festus joined One Acre Fund in 2014 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Festus plans to send his children to school.

Between the 14 farmers in Festus's Group, a total of 16.5 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.