Total loan: $375

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.

Mary's Group's story

Pictured above is Mary, who, as a group leader, is representing her group of nine farmers in Matete district, Kenya. She is a mother to eight children, and her community knows her as being a very resourceful person.

Initially, Mary joined One Acre Fund in 2012 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Mary plans to send her children to school.

Between the nine farmers in Mary's Group, a total of four acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, one farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light.