Total loan: $1,100

Mary's Group

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kakamega south, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve her maize harvests.

Mary's Group's story

Mary's Group is formed by 11 farmers in Kakamega South District and is being represented by Mary, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 37 years old, is married and has 4 children. Mary has been a farmer for more than 20 years and is often referred to as a very hardworking individual. Mary isn’t new to One Acre Fund. She actually joined the program in 2012 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 an overall improved quality of life. Using this loan, Mary's Group will purchase a total of 9 solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 6 acres.