Total loan: $300

Margaret's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Margaret's Group's story

This season is not the first one that Margaret is working alongside One Acre Fund. She has been a member for a few years now, having joined the program in 2019, and although she is the only person featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group of seven farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Margaret is often described by her community as a very resourceful person and decided to be the one to represent her group because she wanted to be more active in her community. Like many of her fellow farmers, Margaret decided she wanted to be part of the One Acre Fund community in order to get the best-quality fertilizer and hybrid seeds. She hopes to use the profits from this year’s harvest to send her children to school.

This loan will not only help Margaret but the whole group, which will receive maize seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 4.5 acres of land. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light, so with this loan, the group will also receive a total of two solar lights.