Total loan: $650


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Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.

Margaret's story

Wonderful Kiva lenders, get to know Margaret, a middle-aged, inspiring farmer who lives in Kitale in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Amidst women of her age, she has been identified as a very hardworking farmer, engaging in mixed farming, dairy, and poultry-keeping.

Margaret is married to a hardworking and enterprising man who helps her in the daily farm duties. The union has been blessed with children who attend school. Margaret and her husband use the little profits obtained from locally selling milk and eggs to pay for their children's school fees.

The quality of Margaret’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales. Margaret is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to boost the quality of her produce. Margaret is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and, subsequently, increase her profits. This will elevate her standard of living as well as that of her beautiful children.