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Total loan: $650

Mary's Group

Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.


Mary's Group's story

Pictured above is Mary, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 58 years old and has seven children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 12 farmers in Teso District, Kenya.

Mary is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again as this means that she is able to get the best quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Mary says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has had more profits from each harvest, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Mary will use the profits from this season to send her children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 5 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light with this loan, the group will also receive a total of five solar lights.