Total loan: $1,250

Margaret's Group

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Matete, Kakamega County, 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.

Margaret's Group's story

Margaret's Group is formed by 13 farmers in Matete District and is being represented by Margaret, who is the group leader pictured above. She is 50 years old, is married and has three children. Margaret has been a farmer for more than 30 years and is often referred to as a very experienced farmer. Margaret isn’t new to One Acre Fund. She joined the program in 2013 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, Margaret 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, Margaret's Group will purchase a total of seven solar lights and use the farming inputs received to plant a total of 7.25 acres.