Total loan: $1,000
Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture
Jacton's Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
Jacton's Group's story
Jacton's Group is formed by 12 farmers in Matete District and is being represented by Jacton, who is the group leader pictured above. He is 57 years old, is married and has 4 children. Jacton has been a farmer for 20 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual. Jacton isn’t new to One Acre Fund, he actually joined the program in 2012 and has since noticed his life has changed; especially in the sense that he has had more profits from each harvest ever since. This year, Jacton will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of his loan, but will also purchase a solar light. He is very excited about this addition since now he will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Using this loan, Jacton's Group will purchase a total of 4 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 6.5 acres.