Total loan: $1,500

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 38-year-old proud mother of 5 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 14 farmers in Kakamega North District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2013, 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 have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to send her children to school. With this loan, Mary’s Group will be able to plant a total of 7.5 acres of land and purchase a total of 13 solar lights.