Total loan: $875

Mary's Group

Webuye, Bungoma, 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 seven farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. She is married and is a mother to four children. She is known by her community as a very hardworking individual. Initially, Mary joined One Acre Fund in 2011, 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 been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Mary plans to send her children to school. Among the seven farmers in Mary's Group, a total of 6.5 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, one of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light, so, with this loan, the group will also receive a total of one solar light.