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Total loan: $275
Alego, Homa Bay County, Kenya / Agriculture
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Mary's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve maize harvests.
Mary's Group's story
Pictured above is Mary, often described as an extremely experienced farmer. She is 58 years old and has 7 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 5 farmers in Alego District, Kenya. Mary 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. MARY says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2015, she has learnt a lot from farming trainings, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. She will use the profits from this season to invest in a business. The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 2 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 3 solar lights.