Total loan: $1,000

Ernest's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, 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.

Ernest's Group's story

Ernest is a 65-year-old proud father of six children. He is a group leader, often described as a very friendly person, and is representing his group of ten farmers in Kakamega North District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2013, Ernest has noticed that he has had more profits from each harvest. Ernest described his harvest as excellent last year, but believes he can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. He is very excited to also be purchasing a solar light, apart from fertilizer and maize, because he will now be able to have light during dark hours for his children to be able to study. With the profits from this season’s harvest, he plans to buy a cow. With this loan, Ernest’s Group will be able to plant a total of 5.75 acres of land and purchase a total of 8 solar lights.