Total loan: $375


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Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs, such as high-nutrient fertilizer and certified seeds, to improve her farm yield and increase her profits.

Violah's story

Violah’s (31) dream of success burns in her heart and mind. She works hard and always keeps her hopes alive because she wants the best for her family. She is a mixed dairy and crop farmer who leads her family by example. Her sweat and determination have enabled her to pay school fees for her three children.

Unfortunately, the quality of Violah’s crops has declined because of poor farm inputs. This has resulted in low demand for her products and has negatively impacted her sales. For a poor rural farmer, treatment of crop diseases requires an increase in operational costs to the extent that, in most cases, the amount of capital invested to produce the desired yield surpasses the value of the output harvested. The remedy is to use certified seeds that are resistant to pests and diseases.

Violah is requesting this loan to purchase farm inputs such as high-nutrient fertilizer and certified seeds. This will enable her to improve her farm yield and increase her sales and profits so that she can better support her family. This loan will surely change her life as she will be able to produce more and, hence, shift her income level. The impact of this loan will show in the smiles on the faces of her children.

She thanks Kiva for keeping her hopes of prosperity alive.