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Total loan: $200

Lily

Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs, high-quality seeds, good fertiliser and pesticides to improve crop production.


Lily's story

Many smallholder farmers and hard-working people with the will and strength to get ahead and strive for a better future, live in the Sotik area of Kenya. One of them is Lily, a woman who, with charisma and a great capacity for work, has been able to overcome various obstacles that have been presented to her in her life.

Living in a poor country where work opportunities are scarce has never been an excuse for Lily, who has been practising mixed farming for the past 11 years.

Lily is a woman eager to get ahead and she is blessed with lovely children, who are her greatest motivation in life. She perseveres because she wants to provide a better future for them.

Lily has always had an affinity for farming and nicknamed one of her cows. She is a proud farmer and enjoys milking her cows. Her cows produce 8-10 litres of milk a day and this helps her support her family. Lily also grows crops, but she has not been making good profits, because of poor farming inputs.

Lily will use the loan to buy farming inputs and purchase high-quality seeds, good fertiliser and pesticides to improve crop production. Modern farming requires the use of modern techniques and therefore using high-quality seeds will help her obtain a bigger harvest.

Lily is a visionary farmer and her goal for the season is to boost her crop production and also build a modern house.