Total loan: $250


Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to expand her farm business by purchasing quality seeds and fertilizer.

Pilisikila's story

Pilisikila is 54 years old and is a smallholder farmer based in Kenyenya, Kenya, which is a town near the famous Lake Victoria. Pilisikila and her husband are blessed with 4 children.

Pilisikila has been a farmer for more than four years. She keeps poultry for eggs and grows maize and vegetables for sale. She also engages in small businesses on the side whenever an opportunity crosses her path. Despite the fluctuation of prices in the Kenyenya market, Pilisikila is very passionate and optimistic about the future of farming in Kenyenya.

She is seeking a loan to expand her farm. She intends to buy good quality seeds and fertilizer. This move is quite a big deal for her. With a loan, she seeks to continue growing a variety of crops but on a greater scale. The demand for vegetables and other greens in Kenyenya, and other parts of the country, is very high. Income from this venture will negate the high farming expenses she has to deal with currently.

In the long run, with increased income, she will finally be able to satisfy her family’s basic needs. She stated: “In the future, I will be able to provide food for my family and also educate my three children.”