A loan of $500 helped a member to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.


Mary's Group's story

Pictured above is Mary, who, as a group leader, is representing her group formed by seven farmers in Sirisia District, Kenya. She is a mother to six children and is known by her community as a very friendly person.

Initially, Mary joined One Acre Fund in 2009 because she wanted to earn enough to feed her family. Since she joined the program, she says that her life has improved, especially because she has been able to consistently feed her family. With the profits from the coming harvesting season, Mary plans to send her children to school.

Among the seven farmers in Mary's Group, a total of 4.25 acres of land will be planted using the maize seeds and fertilizer received with the loan. Additionally, some of the farmers in the group will be purchasing a solar light, so with this loan, the group will also receive a total of three solar lights.

In this group: Mary, Jonathan, Evans, Gladys, Eunice, Erick, Judith


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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