A loan of $975 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Sisina Shg Group's story

Zebedayo is the facilitator of the Sisina SHG group. His group joined Kiva partner One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program. Zebedayo takes care of ten children at home. He joined One Acre Fund due to One Acre Fund’s best prices and in order to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Zebedayo had an excellent maize yield harvesting eight bags on half an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Zebedayo was only able to harvest two and a half bags of maize on half an acre of land. With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Zebedayo and his 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, Zebedayo will educate his children and buy more land. In 2012, the members of Sisina SHG Group will each plant maize plots between half and one acre of land. In the photograph above, Zebedayo is pictured with his group members. The field officer is on the far left.

In this group: Aggrey, Colleta, Jane, Jeremiah, Joseph, Julius, Rose, Ruth, Susana, Titus, Zebedayo
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