Total loan: $1,525

Philomena's Group

Webuye, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Philomena's Group's story

Philomena is 61 years old and has eight children. She is a group leader and is representing her group of 15 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. Philomena has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2010. This decision was largely a result of her desire to earn enough to feed her family and, although she described her last harvest as very good, she believes she could have a better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Philomena also decided to purchase a solar light as part of her loan, which she is very excited about, as it will allow her to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Obtaining this loan means that Philomena's Group will be able to receive a total of 15 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 8.25 acres.