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Total loan: $400

Pauline

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Siongiroi, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as high-nutrient fertilizers and certified seeds, to improve her farm yield and make more profits from sales to support her family.


Pauline's story

Pauline’s story of life, for the past decade she has been farming, involves struggles and success. Over this time, she has gathered much knowledge, skills, and experience, and is considered among the best farmers in her village. She practices mixed farming. Her primary sources of income have been milk, corn, and other various crops, as well as some small business ventures that help her make ends meet.

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 cost of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions that sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loans distribution. Some farmers, and especially women, end up being disadvantaged.

She obtained this loan to purchase farming inputs such as high-nutrient fertilizers and certified seeds, to improve her farm yield and make more profits from sales to support her family. She then intends to save more money in the future so that she can develop her farming.

This loan will help Pauline to realize her dream of getting out of poverty, and she will be able to secure her family's future.