Total loan: $1,675
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 harvest of maize.
Grace's Group's story
Grace's Group is formed by 16 farmers in Kakamega South District and is being represented by Grace, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 50 years old, is married and has two children. Grace has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is often referred to as a very friendly person. Grace isn’t new to One Acre Fund; she actually joined the program in 2012 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has had a healthier life due to better nutrition. This year, Grace will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition, since now she will be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Using this loan, Grace's Group will purchase a total of 11 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 9.75 acres.