Total loan: $575


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs, such as high-quality seeds and fertilizer, to improve her farm's output and make profits to educate her children.

Lilian's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Lilian, (37 and a mom of 4 school-going children, has always desired to achieve and be an independent woman. This makes her engage in risky agricultural projects in the pursuit of profits. She is from the Nyamira area of Kenya, known for corn farming. Her primary sources of income have come from milk and crops. Lilian gets the satisfaction of working independently and enjoys the profits.

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 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 with a lack of morale to invest in agriculture.

Lilian is seeking a loan to purchase quality farm inputs. She will use the money from your loan to buy important inputs, such as high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Her income from the dairy business will be used to make initial loan repayments until the crops are harvested and sold.

Please support Lilian and make an investment in her.