Total loan: $700

Margaret's Group

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Mumias, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

Margaret's Group's story

Pictured above is Margaret, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 67 years old and has 8 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 9 farmers in Mumias District, Kenya.

Margaret 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. Margaret says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2016, she has had more profits from each harvest, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Margaret will use the profits from this season to repair her home.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 9 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 2 solar lights.