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Total loan: $725

Margaret's Group

Webuye, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve her harvests of maize.


Margaret's Group's story

Pictured above is Margaret, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by nine farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. She is married and is a mother to four children. She is known by her community as a very experienced farmer.

Initially, Margaret joined One Acre Fund in 2010 because she wanted to have access to quality training and acquire new farming methods. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she has had more profits from each harvest. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Margaret plans to send her children to school.

Between the nine farmers in Margaret's Group, a total of five acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. 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.