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Total loan: $850
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Bidii Women Group

Kenya
Webuye, Kenya / Farming

A loan of $850 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.


Bidii Women Group's story

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

Patrick takes care of eight 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 and later educate them. In the recent 2011 season, Patrick had a very good maize yield harvesting 8 bags on ½ an acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Patrick was only able to harvest 4 ½ bags of maize on ½ an acre of land.

With this loan, One Acre Fund will purchase fertilizer, seeds, and other important inputs to distribute to Patrick 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, Patrick will educate his children and build a house in future.

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

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

In this group: Agnes, Gladys, Margaret, Belam, Moses, Patrick , Peter, Zainab
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 30, 2011

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 30, 2011