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Total loan: $300

Gideon

Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as seeds and hired labor in order to grow more crops and use the profits from his farm to improve the living conditions of his children.


Gideon's story

Meet Gideon, a hardworking man who is very determined to make his life better. This season, he has set out to achieve various objectives on his farm, such as to have a stable, sustainable and competitive farming enterprise and to build a nice house for his parents. This is commendable, especially considering the fact that he is the only breadwinner in his household. He produces milk and eggs for commercial purposes as opposed to many rural farmers who produce for subsistence. Gideon also grows maize for food and sales. These commercial activities place him in a better position to engage in other agricultural businesses, which he does.

Gideon is borrowing this loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds and to hire labour in order to grow more crops and use the profits from his farm to improve the living conditions of his children. This loan is therefore an opportunity that he never got before. His lack of collateral security was the main drawback limiting him from accessing a loan in commercial banks. Thanks to Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, the life of Gideon and his family will be changed through this loan.