A loan of $600 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Kiabii Shg Group's story

Greetings from Kiabii SHG Group in Western Kenya! George is the facilitator of the Kiabii SHG group. Many farmers in this group have been part of One Acre Fund since 2008 and, having benefited from the products and services, have decided to re-enroll in the 2012 program.

George takes care of six children at home with his wife. 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, George had an excellent maize yield harvesting 10 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, he was only able to harvest 6 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

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

With income from maize sales, George will pay school fees for his children and provide for general household maintenance.

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

George is pictured with his group members in the photograph with their Field Officer on the far left in Black and Red. In front of the group, a young calf is resting. Many farmers invest in livestock with profits from their harvests.

In this group: Everlyne, George, Hesbon, John, John, Milla, Richard

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