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Total loan: $1,225
Alego, Homa Bay County, Kenya / Agriculture
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Benta's Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.
Benta's Group's story
Benta's Group is formed by 14 farmers in Alego District and is being represented by Benta, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 50 years old and has 5 children. Benta has been a farmer for 15 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual. Benta isn’t new to One Acre Fund, she actually joined the program in 2015 and has since noticed her life has changed; especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, Benta will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Using this loan, Benta's Group will purchase a total of 5 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 15.5 acres.