Total loan: $875

Janet's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Janet's Group's story

Pictured above is Janet, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 16 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. She is a mother to five children and is known by her community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Janet joined One Acre Fund in 2012 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 been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Janet plans to send her children to school.

Between the 16 farmers in Janet 's Group, a total of 9.5 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 with this loan, so the group will also receive a total of five solar lights.