A loan of $825 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

Simon is the facilitator of the Bidii SHG group. Simon and his group joined One Acre Fund in the year 2011 and will re-enroll in the 2012 program.

Simon takes care of seven children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access One Acre Fund’s best prices and ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Simon had an excellent maize yield harvesting nine bags on ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Simon was only able to harvest five bags of maize on ½ acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to [Simon 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 his maize sales, Simon will invest in livestock rearing.

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

In the photograph above, Simon is pictured with his group members and the field officer, who is on the far left.

In this group: David, Eric, Janet, Justus, Leonida, Mary, Nicodemas, Simon
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