Total loan: $1,225

Mary's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Mary's Group's story

Mary is a 59-year-old proud mother of six children. She is a group leader, is often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 12 farmers in Kakamega North District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2012, Mary has noticed that she has been able to consistently feed her family. Mary described her harvest as very good last year, but believes she can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. She is very excited to also be purchasing a solar light, apart from fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel, and therefore, save more money. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to save more money for the future. With this loan, Mary’s Group will be able to plant a total of 6.25 acres of land and purchase a total of 11 solar lights.