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

Marita's Group's story

Marita is a 45-year-old proud mother of eleven children. She is a group leader, is often described as a very friendly person, and is representing her group of twelve farmers from Webuye District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2012, Marita has noticed that she has had more profits from each harvest.

Marita described her harvest as excellent 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, in addition to fertilizer and maize, because she will now be able to reduce the consumption of paraffin fuel and therefore save more money. With the profits from this season’s harvest, she plans to send her children to school.

With this loan, Marita’s Group will be able to plant a total of 5.5 acres of land and purchase a total of ten solar lights.

In this group: Marita, Rose, Alice, Catherine, Solome, Janerose, Emily, Jeremiah, Hellen, Fronicah, Emily, Alice

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