Total loan: $425


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Food

Shipporah's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy different varieties of cereals such as corn, beans, cowpeas, and lentils to sell in her local market and meet the high demand.

Shipporah's story

Shipporah's major desire is to purchase a modern home that has all the basic requirements such as water and electricity, and to live in tranquility for the rest of her life. She is a smallholder farmer who hails from Kenyenya. She is a brave entrepreneur who is not stopped by any difficulty. She grows vegetables, keeps cattle, and raises different crops. On her piece of land, you will also find trees. She also has a corn milling machine.

To earn a better income, Shipporah engages in cereal brokering, which involves arranging the logistics of getting farm produce from local farmers to their buyers. Over the few years that she has been in the business, she has made an effort to build strong relationships because, in this business, success depends on reputation.

Since she can arrange a sale more easily than regular farmers, Shipporah prefers to deal with larger volumes of produce. She is seeking a loan to build her inventory by buying more cereal produce from local farmers at competitive prices. She will use her understanding of market conditions and prices to sell later at a profit.

Your loan will help local farmers selling to Shipporah focus on production, rather than sales. Shipporah’s family also stands to benefit greatly from the improved income and elevated livelihood.

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