Total loan: $1,050

Fredrick's Group

kakamega south, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve the maize harvest.

Fredrick's Group's story

Fredrick's Group is formed by 12 farmers in Kakamega South District. The group is being represented here by Fredrick, who is the group leader pictured. He is 62 years old, is married, and has four children. Fredrick has been a farmer for 16 years and is often referred to as a very friendly person.

Fredrick isn’t new to One Acre Fund. He actually joined the program in 2013 and has since noticed that his life has changed, especially in the sense that he has had a healthier life due to better nutrition. This year, Fredrick will get not only fertilizer and maize seeds as part of his loan, but he will purchase a solar light, too. He is very excited about this addition, because now he will be able to have light during dark hours for his children to study by.

Using this loan, Fredrick's Group will purchase a total of seven solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 5.75 acres.