Total loan: $950

Mactilda's Group

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Webuye, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Mactilda's Group's story

Mactilda is 45 years old and has 10 children. She has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is always said to be a very resourceful person. Even though Mactilda is the only one featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group formed by 14 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya.

Mactilda started working alongside One Acre Fund a few years ago, in 2012, and decided to do so because she wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since then, she has seen her life improve, especially in the sense that she has learnt a lot from farming trainings ever since. This year she decided to represent her group because she wanted to gain leadership skills.

Mactilda’s Group will receive farming inputs to plant a total of 7.5 acres of land. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 8 solar lights.