A loan of $475 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Sibale Yg Group's story

Greetings from Western Kenya! Bridgity is the facilitator of Sibale Youth Group. She and Sibale group members have been part of One Acre Fund since 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. As with the majority of families in Western Kenya, the members of Sibale Youth Group are maize farmers and depend on maize year round to feed their families and provide income.

Bridgity and her husband Crispinus take care of four children at home. They joined One Acre fund in order to save money to buy livestock and to buy land. In the recent 2011 season, the family had a very good maize yield, harvesting 20 bags on a one-acre piece of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Bridgity's family was only able to harvest 10 bags of maize on 4 acres of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important farming inputs to distribute to Bridgity 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 the income from maize sales, Bridgity intends to buy livestock and to get food for her family.

In 2012, members of the Sibale Youth Group will each plant maize plots between ½ and 1 acre of land.

In the picture above, some children of a Sibale group farmer have joined in the photo and the farmers are holding maize cobs from the recent harvest.

In this group: Alfred, David, Teresa, Bridgity, Janet, Hellen

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