A loan of $450 helped a member to source farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizer at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Bidii Kazini Group's story

Greetings from Bidii Kazini Group in Western Kenya! Annah is the facilitator of Bidii Kazini group. This group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Annah takes care of four children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Annah had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 20 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Ace Fund, Annah was only able to harvest 5 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 Annah 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 maize sales, Annah will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in livestock rearing. In 2012, the members of Bidii Kazini group will each plant between ½ and 1 acre of maize.

In the picture the Field Officer is featured standing on the far left.

In this group: Annah, Evans, Jackson*, Swaleh, John, Rukia, Sammy
*not pictured

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