Total loan: $1,275

Mary's Group

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 harvests of maize.

Mary's Group's story

Mary's Group is formed by ten farmers in Webuye District and is being represented by Mary, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 48 years old, is married, and has two children. Mary has been a farmer for 20 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 had a healthier life due to better nutrition 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 have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. Using this loan, Mary's Group will purchase a total of seven solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of eight acres.