Total loan: $550

Mary's Group

Lugari, Bungoma 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 7 farmers in Lugari District and is being represented by Mary, who is the group leader and she is pictured above. She is 50 years old and has 6 children. Mary has been a farmer for 18 years and is often referred to as a very experienced farmer.

Mary is not 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 now has a healthier life due to better nutrition since. This year, Mary 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 she will now 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 2 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 5.5 acres.