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

Protus' Group's story

Pictured above is Protus, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 13 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, Kenya. He is a father to 5 children and is known by his community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Protus joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because he wanted to earn enough to feed his family. Since he joined the program he says that his life has improved, especially because he has been able to consistently feed his family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Protus plans to send his children to school.

Among the 13 farmers in Protus's Group, a total of 8.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, a farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive 1 solar light.

In this group: Protus, Lydia, Fredrick, Wilfridah, Bonface, Elizabeth, Amina, Chriscila, Everline, Margaret, Flora, Wilson, Jackline

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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