Total loan: $225

Bidii Women Group

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Chwele, Bungoma County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped To source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Bidii Women Group's story

Greetings from Bidii Women Group in Western Kenya! Roselyne is the facilitator of the group. They joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Roselyne takes care of nine children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to have additional maize profits to educate her children and access fertilizer and hybrid seeds for food security. In the recent 2011 season, Roselyne had an excellent maize yield harvesting 20 bags on one acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Roselyne was only able to harvest seven bags of maize on one acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Roselyne and her group during Kenya’s next planting season in February 2012. The distribution of farming inputs is part of One Acre Fund’s integrated agriculture package, which includes training, reliable input supply (such as fertilizer and seeds), credit and insurance. With income from her maize sales, Roselyne will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Bidii Women group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize. She is pictured with her group members in the photograph.