Total loan: $475

Bidii Group

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Teso, Busia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum.

Bidii Group's story

Bidii Group is located in Teso District. It is a group of 8 women and 4 men led by Benedict pictured on the right with his hand raised and wearing a brown coat. He is receiving an input loan for ½ acre of sweet potato, millet, and sorghum cultivation. Benedict joined One Acre Fund during the Long Rains 2012, and is now enrolling in the Long Rains 2013 season. Benedict joined One Acre Fund so that he could gain access to hybrid seed and fertilizer and grow enough food for his family. Benedict described his harvest as good last year, but believes he can have an even better one this year. He hopes that his profits from the 2013 Long Rains season can be used to send his children to school and to save for the future. For the 2013 Long Rains season, Benedict’s group members will take input loans of ½ acre each. In total, this group will receive input loans for use on 6 acres of land. The field officer is standing on the left of the photo.