Total loan: $850

Esther's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase two solar lights, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Esther's Group's story

Esther's Group is formed by nine farmers in Matete District who are being represented by Esther, the group leader pictured above. She is 53 years old, married, and has three children. Esther has been a farmer for 20 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual. Esther isn’t new to One Acre Fund, she actually joined the program in 2014 and has noticed that her life has changed; especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, Esther will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase two solar lights. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to have an overall improved quality of life. Using this loan, Esther's Group will purchase a total of 10 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 3.75 acres.