Total loan: $875


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litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs, such as high quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer, to boost her yields and, eventually, through increased profits, improve her standard of living.

Betty's story

Betty is a 38-year-old mom of three children. She is pictured in her milk selling shop.

Betty grew up in one of the poorest villages in Litein, Kenya, but her story of success rings differently in everyone’s mind. Though she has faced life on the blunt edge, she let her challenges dilute her dreams of wanting to prosper. With the responsibility of supporting her family being entirely in her hands, Betty injects bone-grinding efforts to ensure her children never go to bed hungry. Every early morning before the fog clears, she wakes up, prepares her children for school, and later attends to her daily farming chores (weeding, planting, irrigating, and milking).

In the modern world, agriculture has become exceedingly dynamic, therefore requiring that the kind of inputs used in the sector today be upgraded. On this note, there is need to use improved farming inputs for effective production. These include high quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer. Betty has learned that Juhudi Kilimo has intervened in the activities of rural, smallholder farmers and is giving them financial support in the form of loans to enable them to access income generating assets, as well as farming inputs.

Betty has used this loan to purchase farm inputs, such as high quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer, which she will use on her farm to boost her yields. Please lend to this industrious woman, so that she can save for her children's education.