Total loan: $775

Mary's Group

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Kakamega North, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Mary's Group's story

Pictured above is Mary who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Kakamega North District, Kenya. She is married and is a mother to two children, known by her community as a very hardworking individual. Initially, Mary joined One Acre Fund in 2010 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program she says that her life has improved, especially because she has learned a lot from farming trainings. With the profits from the coming harvest season, Mary plans to invest in a business. Between the 10 farmers in Mary's Group, a total of six 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 one solar light.