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Selly

Nandi Hills, Nandi County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs, such as high-nutrient fertilizers and certified seeds, to improve her farm's yield. She will use her profits to improve her family's living conditions.


Selly's story

Meet Selly (a 65-year-old mom of four), a repeat Kiva borrower who has made tremendous steps since she was introduced to Kiva lenders. Selly is a mother of lovely children who motivate her to work hard. Her triumphs will inspire you. Given the fact that she had a poor childhood, Selly’s rise to the ranks of farming success is a true inspiration to many farmers living in Nandihills, Kenya. She has been practicing farming for many years. Through agriculture, she has made her life more meaningful and is now deriving maximum pleasure from it.

In Nandihills, Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, 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 that sometimes impose very complicated procedures in distributing loans. As a result, some farmers - especially women - end up feeling hopeless and despondent and lack the morale to invest in agriculture.

Selly is requesting a loan to purchase farming inputs, such as high-nutrient fertilizers and certified seeds, to improve her farm yield. She will generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her house.

Lenders, kindly do not hesitate to lend to her.