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Charles does farming as his major economic activity. He says this has been the source of income for the last 20 years. He lives in Nanyuki. He is blessed with four adult children who do not depend on him anymore. The crops that he deals with are potatoes, onions, cabbages, carrots and many other horticultural crops. These crops he sells at the local market when he harvests. He learned about Milango through an employee who visited him at his home in Nanyuki where his family is. The 56-year-old will use the extra income raised from the loan to buy dairy cattle and start producing milk, if all goes as planned. He now seeks a loan to buy potato seedlings, tomato seedling and cabbages. He wants to better his standards of living.

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This loan is part of Milango's program designed for organic tea tree farmers in the Mt. Kenya region of the country. Partnering with Earth Oil -- a major distributor of organic and sustainable oil products -- and the USAID-funded FIRM project, Milango is offering loans to help groups of tea tree farmers establish steady and reliable incomes. FIRM provides skills training to farmers and Earth Oil provides seedlings and purchases the final products, guaranteeing a market. Accordingly, farmers' loan repayments are deducted from Earth Oil's purchasing prices, streamlining the process. Also easing the repayment process, Milango has built in an 18-month grace period to account for the time it takes for tea trees to mature and begin generating profits, and has waived its savings requirement.

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