A loan of $950 helped a member to source farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, at low prices for the 2012 planting season.

Kibisi Group's story

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

Elder takes care of four children at home. He joined One Acre Fund to access One Acre Fund’s best prices and to ensure food security for his family. In the recent 2011 season, Elder had an excellent maize yield harvesting 17 bags on ½ acre of land. Before joining One Acre Fund, Elder was only able to harvest 5½ 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 Elder 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, Elder will educate his children, build a house and invest in livestock rearing.

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

In this group: Elder, John, Festus, Isaac, Tony, Simon, Patric, Rebeccah, Rebeccah

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