A loan of $425 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Bidii Shg Group's story

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

Elizabeth is a mother of two children. She joined One Acre Fund due to the best training facilities in farming offered by the firm and also to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Elizabeth had a good maize yield, harvesting 12 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth 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, Elizabeth will educate her children, ensure food security and invest in business.

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

In this group: Elizabeth, Faustinus, Margaret, Pamela, Rose, Tobias



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