Total loan: $775

Leonard's 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.

Leonard's Group's story

Pictured above is Leonard, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 14 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. He is a father to 7 children and is known by his community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Leonard joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has had a healthier life due to better nutrition. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Leonard plans to rent more land to cultivate in.

Among the 14 farmers in Leonard's Group, a total of 6.25 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 7 solar lights.