A loan helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.

Mary's Group's story

Mary, pictured above, has 6 children and is representing her group of 6 farmers in Kimilili District, Kenya. She joined One Acre Fund for the first time in 2011 and decided to represent her group because she wanted to help more farmers.

With a portion of this loan, Mary will not only purchase maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, but also a solar light. Receiving a solar light as part of her loan means that now she will be able to have an overall improved quality of life. Mary plans to use the profits she gains this year to send her children to school.

In total Mary’s Group will use the inputs received from this loan to plant a total of 3.75 acres of land. They will also receive a total of 5 solar lights.

In this group: Mary, Edwin, Judith, Joseph, Ruth, Gladys

This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.

Loan details

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Loan details