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Total loan: $1,000

Linet

Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs to improve her farm and helps her care for her children.


Linet's story

Early every morning ─ when the birds and crickets are chanting their sweet melodies to give way to the new sun ─ Linet jumps out of bed and prepares for a busy day. Her smile brightens the day of everyone she meets. Although the ups and downs of growing commodity crops have become more frequent and severe, Linet has continually gained skills and experience in farming.

Her primary source of income has been milk, eggs and crops. She also has a small business to supplement her meager income from farming. To sustain her family, she offers her produce to specific markets with specific needs, thus increasing her revenue.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high cost of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs, which always skyrocket, include land acquisition and inputs. To meet the high cost of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions that sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distribution. Some farmers, especially women, end up in hopelessness, despondency and lack of morale to invest in agriculture.

Linet has applied for this loan to buy inputs to improve productivity on her farm. Greater profits from an increase in yield will change her life and that of her entire household because she'll be able to raise their living standards and pay for her children's education. Lend now to keep this smile shining.