Total loan: $1,000
Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her crop production.
Jane (48 years old mom of 3) is a lively and energetic smallholder woman farmer. Born in a rural village in Kerugoya, she grew up knowing farming as the only economic activity in her area. As a young girl, she was always eager to learn from her parents, and this has had a positive impact on her life. Her spirit has led her to be a successful farmer, practicing dairy cow farming and crop production. In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high cost of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs include the cost of land acquisition and inputs, which have skyrocketed. To meet the high cost of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions, which sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distributions. Some farmers, and especially women, end up in hopelessness and a lack of courage to invest in agriculture. Jane is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her crop farming. Your loan will enable her to improve her crop production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her fulfill the increasing demand for food in the market, generate more income to repay the loan debt, and improve the quality of life for her family. Helping Jane through lending will help lift her family from the chains of poverty!