Total loan: $750

Mary's Group

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Matete, Kakamega 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 15 farmers in Matete District and is being represented by Mary, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 58 years old and has six children. Mary has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is often referred to as a very reliable person.

Mary isn’t 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 has had a healthier life due to better nutrition ever 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 now she will be able to have light during the night and have somewhere to charge her phone.

Using this loan, Mary's Group will purchase a total of three solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 9.75 acres.