Total loan: $700

Elphas's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve his maize harvests.

Elphas's Group's story

Elphas, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 30 years, and is now proud to represent his group of seven farmers in Kakamega North District. Elphas is 50 years old, married, and has nine children. Elphas likes to think of himself as a very hardworking individual. He has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2013, and he decided to represent his group because he wanted to spread the story of One Acre Fund farmers. He says that being part of the One Acre Fund community has meant that he has been able to consistently feed his family. Elphas plans to use the profits from this coming season to send his children to school. In total, Elphas’s Group will receive inputs to cultivate 4.5 acres of land. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of three solar lights.