Total loan: $400


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Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for farm inputs and hired labor to grow more crops on the horticultural farm, make profits, and, as a single woman, support her children.

Irene's story

For a number of reasons, Irene (pictured above) is working very hard in life. First, she is the only voice of hope for her children, and secondly, she does not want her children to suffer. Irene is a mixed farmer who injects passion and determination in everything that she does. Through farming, her children can learn smoothly without the fear of being sent away from school. This level of success has been fueled by, among her things, her desire to succeed, her work ethic, and her passion.

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

As a well-versed farmer, Irene has taken a loan of 40,000 KES that she will use to pay for farm inputs and hired labor to grow more crops on the horticultural farm. It takes a lot for a smallholder farmer to risk limited resources to expand a farm business. She wishes to make more profits, to enable her to make more income. This loan will have a lasting impact in her heart.