Total loan: $325
Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her corn produce, so she can earn more profits and support her family.
Caroline is 32 years old and is a resourceful mum of 4 school going children. She is the pillar behind her family’s economic progress. She is married to her hardworking better half, who helps in her day-to-day farming activities. With very few resources in her possession, Caroline ventured into agribusiness many years ago. She states that through farming, she has made tremendous improvements in her life, such as sending her cute children to school. Her main sources of income are animal and crop produce. The quality of Caroline’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively affected her sales. Access to modern-quality farm inputs (fertilizers and hybrid seeds) is a pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is far below the needs of farmers. Caroline is seeking a helping hand to purchase farm inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce and thus open new markets for her crops. She is also assured of a bumper harvest. Increased quality and quantity will lead to increased profits. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her family.