Total loan: $550


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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Peris's story

Hello Kiva lenders! Meet Peris, a farmer from Mosobeti, a remote village in Nyamira, Kenya, who has defied the common thinking among most Kenyans that agriculture is for the older generation. Peris practices agriculture with a difference, employing youthful energy, enthusiasm and knowledge from the many agricultural training seminars she has been attending to broaden her skills. Her primary source of income is milk, poultry and also she also engages in personal business and has been able to earn a handsome profit from the venture.

Although she earns handsome profits from farming, she faces one big challenge: the high prices being charged for fertilizers, seedlings and inputs by the only agro-vet shop in her area. The Mosobeti area has only one agro dealer catering to thousands of smallholder farmers who solely depend on him for agricultural inputs. The agro dealer has been making a killing from farmers by charging them extra amounts since he is the only agro dealer and enjoys a monopoly. Peris wants to change this. She is requesting a loan to start an agro-vet shop. Through your loan, Peris will be able to help the smallholder farmers in her area who for a long time have had a serious problem accessing affordable farm inputs.

Through your loan, Peris will be able to seize this business opportunity and tap into the potential agricultural market. She will transition from the peasant farmer she is right now to being a certified agro dealer who will be depended on by nearly 2,000 smallholder farmers in her area both for input, knowledge and information about improved inputs. Through increased income from the loan, Peris will improve her living conditions. Peris believes that there is no doubt that people like her can find rewarding employment in farming. She patiently waits for your kindness.