Total loan: $1,000

Joseph's Group

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Matete, 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.

Joseph's Group's story

Joseph is 64 years old and has 9 children. He is a group leader and is representing his group of 12 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. Joseph has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2011. This decision was largely a result of his desire to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. Although he described his last harvest as excellent, he believes he will have an even better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Joseph also decided to purchase a solar light as part of his loan, which he is very excited about, as it will allow him to have light during dark hours for his children to be able to study. Obtaining this loan means that Joseph's Group will be able to receive a total of 8 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 5.75 acres.