A loan of $925 helped a member to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.


Mary's Group's story

Mary is a 32-year-old proud mother of 4 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 14 farmers in Teso District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2015, Mary has noticed that she has had a healthier life due to better nutrition.

Mary described her harvest as good last year, but believes she can have a better one this year by continuing to work with One Acre Fund. She is very excited to also be purchasing a solar light, apart from fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to have light during dark hours for her children to be able to study. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to send her children to school.

With this loan, Mary’s Group will be able to plant a total of 6.25 acres of land and purchase a total of 10 solar lights.

In this group: Mary, Kelvin, Salome, Carolyne, Isaac, John, Hesbon, Sharon, Airen, Humphrey, Pamela, Rose, Pauline, Godffrey


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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