A loan helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.


Festus' Group's story

Pictured above is Festus, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 17 farmers in Teso District, Kenya. He is a father to 7 children and is known by his community as a very reliable person.

Initially, Festus joined One Acre Fund in 2013 because he wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to save more money. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Festus plans to send his children to school.

Between the 17 farmers in Festus's Group, a total of 13.75 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.

In this group: Festus, Everlyne, Emilly, Faith, Hosea, Philip , Joseph, Sylvia, Janerose, John, Bramuel, Evans, Moses, Patrick , Deograious, Susan, Rita


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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