Total loan: $350

Mary's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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 gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Mary's Group's story

This season is not the first one that Mary is working with One Acre Fund. She has been a member for a few years, having joined the program in 2018 and, although she is the only person featured in the above picture, she is actually representing her group of 8 farmers in Matete District, Kenya.

Mary is often described by her community as a very hardworking individual and decided to be the one to represent her group because she likes being a leader. Like many of her fellow farmers, Mary decided she wanted to be part of the One Acre Fund community in order to have access to the best priced seeds. She hopes to use the profits from this year’s harvest to repair her home.

This loan will not only help Mary but the whole group, who will receive maize seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 2.75 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 5 solar lights.