Total loan: $3,000


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereals, such as lentils, cow peas, and maize, to resell in order to help a single mother improve her income and be able to support her family.

Hellen's story

As a single mother, Hellen has been through many adversities but she always triumphs. She resides in a remote village in the lush hills of Eldoret, a town that was significantly struck by the 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis when violence occurred in Kenya.

Hellen is a smallholder farmer full of dreams and aspirations for her life. Hellen’s primary source of income has been milk, eggs and crops. She also engages in a small business to supplement the meager income she earns through farming. Due to the immense knowledge she has of farming, she commands a lot of respect from other farmers in her village.

Although she has been making a profit from farming, Hellen has identified a market segment for selling cereals. The only big challenge she faces is the lack of funds. Hellen is requesting a loan to buy cereals. She intends to buy different varieties of cereals, such as lentils, cow peas, rice and wheat, to sell in the local market. The market for cereals is never a problem because the demand is always high and she plans to take advantage of that. Due to the good relationships Hellen has with her neighbors, she plans to increase her market share by using word-of-mouth to reach more customers and markets.

You can help this woman achieve her dreams with this loan, which will surely bring big profits. Light up Hellen's spirit in 2020 with just a loan.