Total loan: $1,000


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Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm implements.

Mathew's story

Mathew is a small-holder farmer who has been doing mixed farming for the last 7 years in Kapsowar, Kenya. He sells produce from the farm, which includes milk and other crops, at the local market. He also engages in other personal businesses to make enough money to provide for his family(motorbike business). Mathew spends a lot of time tending to his animals and land. Spraying is the activity he finds to be the most enjoyable. Mathew complains that working on the land is becoming more strenuous with age. The one factor contributing to the strain is the type of tools he employs. Mathew is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase farm equipment. Small-holder farmers usually prefer indigenous tools because they are economical, feasible and sustainable. Despite being common, they are generally not preferred to modern tools since they are inefficient and tiring to use. With your funding, Mathew will be able to afford modern tools that are properly designed to be more comfortable to use and meet farmers' requirements. These tools will make Mathew’s work easier and more efficient. This will boost his productivity and income. Money from this investment will go towards his family's basic expenses.