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Total loan: $325

Leah

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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs, such as cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizers.


Leah's story

Leah’s childhood was very challenging, as she was raised in a family that suffered extreme poverty, to the point where securing two meals per day was a challenge. She never lost hope, and today she uses her past experiences as a motivation to work harder.

Leah, 38, is a mother who has two school-aged children and is a smallholder farmer. She is completely dedicated to her farming job because she has a family to take care of.

Leah has been farming for many years. Throughout this time, she has gained much experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village. Her primary sources of income have been milk and crops. Leah is very passionate about farming and loves cultivating her farm.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high costs of operations that are necessary to improve farming. Such costs include land acquisition and the purchase of inputs that have always skyrocketed.

To meet the high costs of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions that sometimes impose very complicated procedures for loan disbursal. Some farmers, especially women, end up being disadvantaged.

Leah will use this loan to buy farming inputs, such as seeds and fertilizers, to improve the quality of her crops and to make more profits to pay for her children's education. This loan represents a path for her children’s prosperity.