Total loan: $950


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litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy quality farming inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient rich fertilizers, which she plans to use on her farm to improve her production in 2020.

Betty's story

Betty, 33 years old and pictured in her side business, is a happy woman who oftentimes bursts out in laughter. Her enormous contribution in lifting her family out of abject poverty shows what a remarkable woman she is, given the societal odds. Betty has been a crop farmer, has run a shop and has been a mixed farmer for many years. Throughout this period, she has made her life meaningful.

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 in hopelessness and despondency, lacking the morale to invest in agriculture.

Betty has taken out this loan so that she can buy quality farming inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient rich fertilizers which she plans to use on her farm. With these inputs, Betty will be assured of a good harvest, which will consequently reflect in her pocket. With this loan, Betty will change her life this 2020.