Total loan: $700

Cleophas' Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Cleophas' Group's story

Cleophas, pictured above, has been a farmer for more than 30 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 12 farmers in Teso District. He is 69 years old, is married, and has 10 children. Cleophas likes to think of himself as a very hardworking individual. He has been working alongside One Acre Fund since 2014 and decided to represent his group because he wanted to help more farmers. He says that being part of the One Acre Fund community has meant that he has had more profits from each harvest. Cleophas plans to use the profits from this coming season to send his children to school. In total, Cleophas’s Group will receive inputs to cultivate 6.25 acres of land. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan the group will also receive a total of 2 solar lights.