Total loan: $550

Simon's Group

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Lugari, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Simon's Group's story

Pictured above is Simon who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 10 farmers in Lugari District, Kenya. He is a father to 6 children and is known by his community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Simon 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 been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Simon plans to send his children to school.

Among the 10 farmers in Simon's Group, a total of 8.5 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 so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 2 solar lights.