Ruth is 57 years old and married with six children. Ruth has been farming since she was 15 years old, but she believes that she has never yielded enough at harvest because she has always used poor quality local seeds and never used any fertilizers.
Ruth asks for this loan to buy good quality seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides and to access more training on better farming methods. She believes with this support, her yields will increase and she will be able to help her family and improve her finances.
Ruth has a dream of training her last born to become a lawyer.
About Youth Initiative for Community EmpowernmentYouth Initiative for Community Empowerment is a registered women and youth empowerment initiative in Central Uganda. Aiming to empower vulnerable women and young people both economically and socially, it provides training in agricultural business development and health topics. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to support training programs for vulnerable women, including single mothers and out-of-school girls, and to help them start their own farming businesses.
Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE) joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.
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