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Total loan: $775

Miriam

Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer, to help improve her tea crop farm.


Miriam's story

Miriam, a 26-year-old mom of two schoolgoing children, had a tough childhood growing up in a poor village. However, she managed to go to school, though she only completed primary school. Today, she is a tea and dairy mixed-crop farmer living in Sotik, Kenya. It is through farming that Miriam is able to provide decent meals in her home. She loves attending to various farming activities such as harvesting.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially because of the high costs of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs include land acquisition and input costs, which have skyrocketed. To meet the high costs of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions that sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distribution.

Miriam is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer, to help improve her tea crop farm. Her remote area has a high demand for tea, and through this loan she will be able to meet the demand and improve her living conditions.