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

Ushindi Shg Group's story

Bridgit is the facilitator of the Ushindi SHG group. Bridgit 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 Bridgit 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.

Bridgit joined One Acre Fund in order to access fertilizer and hybrid seeds and ensure food security for her family. In the recent 2011 season, Bridgit had an excellent maize yield, harvesting 16 bags on 1 acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Bridgit was only able to harvest 6 bags of maize on 1 acre of land.

With income from maize sales, Bridgit will educate her children and invest in livestock rearing for future use.

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

The photograph shows Bridgit pictured with her group members and standing on the far left is the field officer.

In this group: Agnes, Alakana, Ann, Bridgit, Concepta, Rose, Wynnet

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