Total loan: $350


Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs to produce a good harvest supporting her six children's education.

Phanice's story

Phanice is an ever-smiling woman living in Kitale, a town significantly stuck by the 2007–08 violent crisis in Kenya. She's a vibrant woman who's focused on improving her standard of living and that of her family. She's repaid all her previous loans. She has six children all in school and that's why she works very hard on her farm.

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 land acquisition and inputs, which have always increased. To meet the high costs, 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 in morale to invest in agriculture.

Phanice is using this loan to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers, to improve her output, generate more sales revenue and raise her family's living standards. Please lend to this industrious woman so she can save for her six children's education.