Total loan: $600


Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to help a single mom who is an icon of success in her area.

Lilyan's story

Lilyan, a single mom, is known amongst her customers as a lovable and charismatic woman. She is an icon of success to single mothers in Sotik. She works by looking after her own farm. Living in a poor and third-world country has never been an excuse for Lilyan, who has been practicing mixed farming for the past eight years. She is a single mom eager to get ahead.

After deriving profit from her first harvest, Lilyan felt encouraged and elevated to invest more in agribusiness. Through agriculture, she has made her life meaningful, and she feels she is now deriving maximum pleasure.

Lilyan is seeking a loan of 60,000 KES, which she will use to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to expand her horticulture farm. By scaling up her business, she will relatively reduce production costs and increase output.

Her strategy is to use the returns from the investment to pay for more farm inputs, the lack of which is a major problem that leads to many farms closing due to poor quantity and quality of yields. She will therefore be able to increase her profit. This will elevate her standard of living and that of her beautiful children.