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Total loan: $600


Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as hybrid seeds and fertilizer improving her production and lighting up her flames of hope for success.

Sarah's story

Sarah is a mother of four children who always works towards her own success and has always wanted to give her family a solid reputation. She has farmed for 10 years because she does not want her children to suffer. She is very motivated to see all her children successfully graduating from school. Her main income sources are dairy farming and crop production.

The biggest challenge for farmers, especially in her remote village, is the high cost of farming inputs. Most farmers are forced to use old farming methods, and with time, the fertility of the soil is lost. Sarah is seeking this loan to buy farming inputs such as hybrid seeds and fertilizer.

The returns on the investment will change her life and that of her entire household because she will use the additional income to raise their living standard and pay for her children's education. Sarah has a great desire to succeed, and hopes that Kiva lenders will light up her flames of hope for success.