Total loan: $1,375
kakamega south, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture
Glady's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
Glady's Group's story
Pictured above is Glady, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 16 farmers in Kakamega South District, Kenya. She is married and is a mother to 4 children, known by her community as a very experienced farmer. Initially, Gladys joined One Acre Fund in 2011 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. 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, Gladys plans to send her children to school. Among the 16 farmers in Glady's Group, a total of 8.75 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 five solar lights.