Total loan: $1,075

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 and two solar lights.

Mary's Group's story

Mary's Group is formed by 13 farmers in Teso District and is being represented by Mary, the group leader pictured. She is 35 years old and has five children. Mary has been a farmer for 15 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual.

Mary isn’t new to One Acre Fund. She actually joined the program in 2017 and has noticed that her life has changed, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family ever since. This year, Mary will use her share of this loan to purchase fertilizer and maize seeds, and she will also purchase two solar lights. She is very excited about this addition because now she will have light during dark hours and her children will be able to study in the evening.

With this loan, Mary's Group will purchase farming inputs to plant 10 acres and five solar lights.