Total loan: $700


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to start her own Agro vet shop and break up the monopoly in her village to make more profits.

Getrude's story

Getrude is a resourceful mum and is known for her cute and contagious smile. She is an excellent person who has been making a living by farming for a number of years. Thanks to her efforts and dedication, she always has quality milk and crop production. Getrude works tirelessly every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday, on her farm. Dairy farming has always played a core role in the Kenyenya area of Kenya. Getrude has kept dairy animals for five years on her farm in that area. Although Getrude earns handsome profits from farming, Getrude faces one big challenge: the high prices of fertilizers, seedlings, and other farming inputs. This is a result of the monopoly that is enjoyed by the only Agro vet shop in her area. Getrude is requesting a loan to start her own Agro vet shop. Her remote area has only one agro dealer, who caters to many smallholder farmers who solely depend on him for agricultural inputs. The agro dealer has been making a big profit from farmers by charging them extra, since he enjoys a monopoly. Getrude wants to change this and seize the business opportunity. With your loan, she will start an Agro vet shop, and tap into the potential agricultural market. Getrude will also help the smallholder farmers in her area who have, for a long time, been having a serious problem accessing affordable farm inputs.