Total loan: $725

John's Group

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Lugari, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as two solar lights.

John's Group's story

John's Group is formed by 11 farmers in Lugari District and is being represented by John, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 74 years old and has 10 children. John has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is often referred to as a very experienced farmer.

John isn’t new to One Acre Fund, he actually joined the program in 2015 and has since noticed his life has changed because he has been able to consistently feed his family ever since. This year, John will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of his loan, but will also purchase two solar lights. He is very excited about this addition since now he will be able to have light during dark hours for his children to be able to study.

Using this loan, John's Group will purchase 6 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant 5.75 acres.