Total loan: $925


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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers, to improve production and use the additional profits to pay school fees for her two children.

Joyce's story

Joyce is a 26-year-old mother of two school-going children. She is a repeat borrower who always believes that being brought up in poverty changed her life in a very profound way. The difficulty that she went through when she was a kid makes her work hard today to sustain her family. She owns a farm where she grows vegetables and maize and also rears dairy cows. She has not been making good profits because of low-quality farm inputs.

With the changes taking place within modern agricultural production, maintaining a competitive advantage in the market has become a major hiccup for many farmers. However, a growing demand for local food has sparked an increase in the number of people joining agricultural production. Despite the bone-grinding labor that most farmers apply on their farm, the quality of inputs used on the farm also determines the quantity and quality of output realized.

Joyce is requesting this loan to buy high-quality farming inputs such as seeds and fertilizers to improve her production. She is a visionary woman, and her goal for this season is to boost her crop production and to be able to produce a larger harvest than last year. All this can be achieved through the help and goodwill of lenders. Joyce believes that through this loan, she will turn around her family's life and give her children a solid education. This loan will play a big part in pulling her out of poverty.