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Total loan: $700

Evangeline

Maua, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs to improve her horticulture farming, and as a woman who has always hoped to give her children the best, to achieve her dreams.


Evangeline's story

At the bottom of her heart, Evangeline (pictured above) has always hoped to give her children the best a loving mother would give. Her two joys are her farm and her family. Evangeline is 29 years old and lives in the Maua area of Kenya. She is a rural smallholder farmer, and an assiduous mother who earned her knowledge in farming from her parents. Through experience based on curiosity and her natural abilities, Evangeline has emerged as one of the most respected farmers in her village. Evangeline is a competent farmer who has been rearing dairy animals and growing different varieties of crops.

In Kenya agriculture is one of the most competitive industries and especially due to the high costs of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs include the cost of land acquisition and inputs which have 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 and especially women end up in hopelessness, despondency and lack the morale to invest in agriculture.

Evangeline has taken this loan so that she can use it to buy quality farming inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, which she plans to use on her farm. This loan will be a “turning point” for this hardworking mother and will make her life better in 2019.