Total loan: $1,400

Mary's Group

Alego, Homa Bay County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Mary's Group's story

Pictured above is Mary, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. She is 47 years old and has 7 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 20 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 earn enough to feed her family. This 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 2016, she has been able to consistently feed her family. This has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Mary will use the profits from this season to send her children to school.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 16.75 acres. Some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light, with this loan, the group will receive a total of 1 solar light.