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Hellen's 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.


Hellen's Group's story

Pictured above is Hellen, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by nine farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to twelve children and is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Hellen joined One Acre Fund in 2014 because she wanted to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she has had a healthier life due to better nutrition. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Hellen plans to buy chickens.

Among the nine farmers in Hellen 's Group, a total of 8.75 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 one solar light.