Total loan: $575


Nkubu, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm implements, high-quality seeds, good fertilizer and pesticides.

Pauline's story

To be young and starting a new family with a fragment of land is a challenge for people in the Nkubu area of Kenya. Pauline, the mother of two, has overcome this challenge, and has been practicing mixed farming for the past five years. Her primary source of income has been selling eggs, vegetables, and milk, and some personal business she engages in to supplement her meager income. Pauline, who is an ever-smiling farmer, has defied the common thinking of most Kenyans that farming is for the older generation. She passionately loves dairy farming, and taking care of her cows gives her great joy. She is an early riser and she wakes up every day in the morning to go and milk her cow. Through her dairy cow, she is able to get between 10-15 liters a day, and this helps her support her family. Pauline also practices crop farming, but she has not been making good profits because of poor farming implements. That is why she is kindly seeking a loan to buy farm implements. Through the loan, she will be able to buy high-quality seeds, good fertilizer, and pesticides that she will use to greatly improve her crop production. Modern farming requires the use of modern techniques, and therefore using high-quality seeds will assure her of a bumper harvest and hence, increased profit levels. Pauline is very visionary, and her goal for the season is to boost her crop production and be able to get more crop output than the previous year. All this can be achieved through lenders’ help and goodwill. Pauline believes that through the loan, she will turn around her family life and be able to give her child a solid educational background. This loan will be Pauline’s way out of poverty.