Total loan: $700

Francis' Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Francis' Group's story

Pictured above is Francis, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by nine farmers in Matete District, Kenya. He is a father to 10 children and is known by his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Francis joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because he wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has had more profits from each harvest. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Francis plans to send his children to school.

Among the nine farmers in Francis's Group, a total of 9.25 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 four solar lights.