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Total loan: $475

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 formed by seven farmers in Matete District, Kenya. She is a mother to seven children and is known by her community as a very hardworking individual.

Initially, Mary joined One Acre Fund in 2013, because she wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. 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 repair her home.

Among the seven farmers in Mary's Group, a total of 5.5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, a farmer in the group will be purchasing a solar light so, with this loan, the group will also receive one solar light.