Total loan: $575


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase high-quality seed and nutrient-rich fertilizer so that this borrower with good credit can greatly improve her crop production.

Selly's story

Dear Kiva community,

Meet Selly, 33, a mom with three children. She is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Eldoret area of Kenya and a repeat borrower with a good credit standing. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a strong start by providing them with a quality education.

Selly grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some additional income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with her farming lifestyle.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially because of the high costs of land acquisition and farming inputs. To meet these expenses, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions that sometimes impose very complicated procedures on loan distribution. Some farmers, especially women, end up being disadvantaged.

With this loan, Selly will be able to purchase high-quality seed and nutrient-rich fertilizer that she will use to greatly improve her crop production. Modern farming requires the use of modern techniques. High-quality seed and fertilizer will assure a bumper harvest and increased profits.

Selly is a visionary, and her goal for this season is to boost her crop production above the previous year levels. All of this can be achieved with the help and goodwill of the lenders. Selly appreciates your help and understanding!