Total loan: $1,000

Mary's Group

Kakamega North, Kakamega 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

Mary's Group is formed by 14 farmers in Kakamega B (North) District, and is being represented by Mary, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 56 years old and has seven children. She has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is often referred to as a very friendly person.

Mary isn’t new to One Acre Fund. She actually joined the program in 2015 and has since noticed her life has changed, especially in the sense that she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, she will not only get fertilizer and maize seeds as part of her loan, but will also purchase a solar light. She is very excited about this addition since now she will be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money.

Using this loan, Mary's Group will purchase a total of five solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 10.25 acres.