A loan of $550 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Kibisi Central B Group's story

Hellen is the facilitator of the Kibisi Central B group. Hellen and her 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 Hellen 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.

Hellen takes care of seven children at home. She joined One Acre Fund in order to get skills about farming and to access fertilizers and hybrid seed. In the recent 2011 season, Hellen had a very good maize yield, harvesting 26 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Hellen was only able to harvest 12 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Hellen will educate her children and ensure food security.

In 2012, the members of Kibisi Central B group will each plant maize plots of between ½ and 1 acre of land.

The photograph shows 7 people; 6 women and 1 man.

In this group: Alice, Annety, Beatrice, Benard, Rukia, Evalyne, Hellen

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