Total loan: $950

Mary's Group

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Webuye, Bungoma, 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 10 farmers in Webuye District and is being represented by Mary, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 28 years old, married and has four children. Mary has been a farmer for six years and is often referred to as a very resourceful person. 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 been able to consistently feed her family 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 reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. Using this loan, Mary's Group will purchase a total of eight solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 5.5 acres.