A loan of $500 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Sibumba C Group's story

Greetings from Sibumba C Group in Western Kenya! This group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.
Ann is the facilitator of the Sibumba C Group. Ann takes care of two children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to have a bigger harvest and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Ann had an excellent maize yield harvesting 24 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Ann was only able to harvest 10 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 Ann 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, Ann will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing.
In the photograph, Ann is pictured with her group members.

In this group: Ann, Bibiana, Florence, Emily

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