A loan of $650 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Sibanga Shg Group's story

Samwel is the facilitator of Sibanga SHG group. Samwel and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Samwel and his 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.

Samwel takes care of three children at home. He joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Samwel had an excellent maize yield harvesting 7 bags on 3/4 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Samwel was only able to harvest 3 bags of maize on 3/4 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Samwel will educate his children and save for future use.

In 2012, the members of Sibanga SHG group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize

In the photograph, Samwel is pictured together with his group members.

In this group: Everlyne, Hellen, Lydia*, Fred, Phanice, Samwel, Susan, Timothy
*not pictured

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