Total loan: $575

Mary'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.

Mary's Group's story

Mary is a 38-year-old proud mother of three children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of seven farmers in Matete District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2014, Mary has noticed that she has gained a lot of respect in her community.

Mary described her harvest as good last year but believes she can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. She is very excited to also be purchasing a solar light, apart from fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to have light during the night and have somewhere to charge her phone. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to invest in a business.

With this loan, Mary’s Group will be able to plant a total of six acres of land and purchase a total of three solar lights.