Total loan: $250


Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a single mom to purchase high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve production and generate more income to support her two children.

Mercy's story

Mercy is a 28-year-old single mother of two children who lives in Bomet, a town that was significantly struck by the 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis when violence occurred in Kenya. She is a mixed dairy and crop farmer who is forward-looking and desires to succeed.

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 always 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 hopeless, despondent, and lacking morale to invest in agriculture.

With this loan, Mercy will be able to purchase high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers that she will use to greatly improve her crop production. Modern farming requires the use of modern techniques. High-quality seeds will assure a bumper harvest and increased profits. Mercy is a visionary, and her goal for this season is to boost her crop production above the level of the previous year. All of this can be achieved with the help and goodwill of the lenders. Mercy appreciates your help and understanding ahead of the International Women’s Day.