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Jelagat

Nakuru, Nakuru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs (hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers) to help a repeat Kiva borrower who is a single mother with a good credit history produce a good harvest.


Jelagat's story

Jelagat (a repeat Kiva borrower) is a smallholder farmer who has an impeccable credit history. She is a brilliant, honest, hardworking, 33-year-old single mother living in Nakuru-Kenya, a town that lies 1,850 meters above sea levels on the highlands of Kenya. The area enjoys a temperate climate that favour coffee, wheat, barley, maize, beans, and potatoes farming. She gets a lot of help and support from her four children running her crop, sheep, and dairy businesses.

In a bid to expand her farm, Jelagat is seeking a 25,000 KES loan to purchase farm inputs such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Expansion of the farm will mean diversifying her production, which means she will be able to grow many varieties of crops.

Increased output will lead to enormous profits, and thus Jelagat will be able to meet the basic needs of her family. She is an enterprising woman who wishes to establish a bigger agribusiness farm in the future and build a modern house that has electricity and a clean water connection.

Jelagat will also enjoy economies of scale after expanding her farm. She will buy farm materials and inputs at a cheaper price, compared to other sellers. She is so thankful for you taking precious time out of your busy schedule to read through her short profile and for the lending opportunity. She promises not to let her lenders down.