A loan helped to buy farm implements.


Linner's story

Linner, born in 1984, is a smallholder farmer who has been doing mixed farming for the last 10 years in Bomet, Kenya. She sells produce from the farm, including milk and crops, at the local market. She also engages in other personal businesses to make enough money to provide for her family.

Linner spends a lot of time tending to her animals and land. Spraying is the activity she finds to be the most enjoyable. Linner complains that working on the land is becoming more strenuous with age. One factor contributing to the strain is the type of tools she employs.

Linner is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase farm equipment. Smallholder farmers usually use indigenous tools because they are economical, feasible and sustainable. Despite being common, they are generally not preferred to modern tools since they are inefficient and tiring to use.

With your funding, Linner will be able to afford modern tools that are properly designed to be more comfortable to use and meet farmers' requirements. These tools will make Linner’s work easier and more efficient. This will boost her productivity and income. Money from this investment will go towards her family's basic expenses.

Lend to Linner and empower her family!


This loan is special because:

It finances smallholder farmers to purchase dairy cows, chickens and farming equipment.



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