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Total loan: $200
Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture
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Roseline's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as high quality seeds and fertilizer to improve her farm's output and make profits to educate her children.
Roseline (a mother of six children) is an assiduous woman who is very determined to support her children. She is a smallholder farmer who practices vegetable and dairy (cow and goat) farming. She was born in a family where farming skills were passed from one generation to the next. She did not have any alternative way of earning an income, so she chose to venture into farming. Through crop and animal farming, Roseline is able to provide her family with meals at least once a day. Her family depends entirely on the proceeds from her farming. In 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, which sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distribution. Some farmers, especially women, end up in hopelessness, despondency and lack of morale to invest in agriculture. Roseline is seeking a loan to purchase quality farm inputs. She will use the money from your loan to buy important inputs such as high quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Her income from the dairy business will be used to make initial loan repayments until the crops are harvested and sold.