A loan helped a member to purchase a solar light and cost-efficient, hybrid seed and fertilizer for maize cultivation.

Margaret's Group's story

Margaret is 48 years old and has six children. She is a group leader and is here representing her group, formed by nine farmers in Webuye District, Kenya.

Margaret has been farming with One Acre Fund for years now, having joined the program for the first time in 2010. This decision was largely a result of her desire to earn enough to send her children to school. Although she described her last harvest as very good, she believes she could have an even better one this year by continuing to work alongside One Acre Fund. Margaret also decided to purchase a solar light with part of her loan this year. She is very excited about this, because it will allow her to have light during the night and to have somewhere to charge her phone.

Obtaining this loan means that Margaret's group will be able to receive a total of 6 solar lights, as well as farming inputs to plant a total of 2.75 acres.

In this group: Margaret, Edwin, Geofrey, Jane, Janerose, Job, Lily, Alice, Winrose

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

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