A loan helped to buy a water tank to harvest rainwater, which goes to waste during the rainy season, and use the water for irrigating his crops to improve productivity.


Paul's story

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Paul is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Matuu area of Kenya. Thanks to his daily efforts, he has managed to give his children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education.

Paul has a farm where he grows crops and raises livestock. He also earns some income from a personal business. He never had a formal education, and he is content with the farming lifestyle. The Matuu area is a favorable one for farming, but the major problem is unreliable rainfall.

Paul wants to change this, and he is requesting a loan to buy a water tank. The tank will enable him to harvest the rainwater that would otherwise go to waste during the rainy seasons. Through this loan, his farm will be assured of constant irrigation and, therefore, increased productivity.

Paul is always working to improve his family’s living conditions. His biggest dreams are to become independent and support his family by himself, to secure his children’s future, and to buy a home.


This loan is special because:

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



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