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Total loan: $250

Dorcas

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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy hybrid farm inputs to improve her crop farming, and, as an ever-smiling single mum, to use the profits to support her children's education.


Dorcas's story

Dorcas is a single mother of 2 school-going children, who always has a golden smile. She is a repeat Kiva borrower who is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to farming. Being a breadwinner and living in a poor country has never been an excuse for Dorcas, who has been practicing mixed farming for the past few years. She started farming in pursuit of future prosperity and happiness for her family. She decided not to let any distraction deter her from achieving her life goals.

Dorcas perseveres because she wants to provide a better future for the family. She makes money selling produce from her farm, including milk, eggs, and crops. She enjoys plowing her farm and watering her plants. Crop diseases pose a big challenge for her, and also poor productivity.

Dorcas is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs. With the loan, she plans to buy good-quality seeds and fertilizer, which will help increase soil fertility and productivity on her farm. Increased productivity will allow her to improve her quality of life and living standard.

Through training from Juhudi Kilimo, Dorcas has learned about the culture of saving, and she plans to use the increased income to improve her farming. This loan will go a long way in changing the life of Dorcas and her family. Like Dorcas, thousands of women smallholder farmers are waiting for your help. Take heart, make her vision a reality through lending!