A loan helped a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.


Mary's Group's story

Pictured above is Mary, often described as an extremely friendly person. She is 57 years old and has 9 children. As a group leader, she is representing her group of 15 farmers in Mumias District, Kenya.

Mary is returning this season to work with One Acre Fund again, as this means that she is able to earn enough to feed her family, which is why she decided to join in the first place. Mary says that she is happy to have made that decision because, since she first joined in 2016, she has been able to consistently feed her family, which has improved her day-to-day life significantly. Mary will use the profits from this season to buy a cow.

The group will use this loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to plant a total of 3.75 acres. Given that some members of the group will also be purchasing a solar light with this loan, the group will also receive a total of 13 solar lights.

In this group: Mary, Sarah, Elphas, Cosmas , Julia, Virginia, Uluma, Ramson, Susan, Peter, Agrobina , Consolata, Eclay , Edigah, Florence


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers to purchase seeds and solar lanterns.



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