Florah C. was born in 1962. She is married to Kimaloi Kiptui who is a 58-year-old farmer. Her farm is in Kipsaraman- Koyoin in Kabernet, Kenya. She has 7 children, and amongst them are Kipkoech (29 years; Information Technology Officer), Barnabas (28 years old; a banker), Lillian (23 years old; an O-level graduate, works in the judiciary), Samson (20 years old; a teacher), Enock (16 years old; in high school), and Jebet ( 8 years old; in Standard Four).
Florah is a fruit farmer. She started this venture eighteen years ago. The orchard generates a monthly profit of Kshs 40,000. Florah’s customers are residents of Koyoin–Kipsaraman, Nakuru, and Nairobi. A community leader introduced her to KADET.
Florah has taken out a loan of Kshs 60,000. Out of this loan, Kshs 5,000 will be used to purchase insecticides; Kshs 10,000 to purchase fertilizers; Kshs 15,000 to purchase mango and orange seedlings ; Kshs 20,000 to plant maize and bean seeds. and Kshs 10,000 to pay for labor.
If this loan boosts her business, Florah will use the extra profit to plant more fruit, trees, maize, millet and buy a dairy cow. She dreams and hopes to be a large-scale farmer. Florah describes herself as hard-working.
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