Total loan: $900

Margaret's Group

Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.

Margaret's Group's story

Margaret, pictured above, is a group leader and is representing her group, formed by 13 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to be more active in her community. She is married and has 2 children.

With a portion of this loan, Margaret will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means that now she will be able to have an overall improved quality of life. Margaret plans to use the profits she gains this year to rent more land to cultivate in and buy an environmental cook stove.

In total Margaret’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 7.5 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 9 solar lights.