Total loan: $1,025

Samuel'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.

Samuel's Group's story

Samuel is a 49-year-old proud father of five children. He is a group leader, often described as a very experienced farmer, and is representing his group of 11 farmers in Matete District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2012, Samuel has noticed that he has been able to consistently feed his family. Samuel described his harvest as poor due to bad weather conditions 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 reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. With the profits from this season’s harvest, he plans to save more money for the future. With this loan, Samuel’s Group will be able to plant a total of 5 acres of land and purchase a total of 11 solar lights.