A loan of $500 helped to purchase inputs like eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer, as well as to pay for technical trainings and plantation maintenance support.


Sidi's story

Greetings from Kenya! This is Sidi, who is taking a loan from KOMAZA to plant a small-scale tree farm. Sidi is married to Runya, and the couple practices farming on their land in Chasimba. They grow maize, cow peas, coconuts, and tangerines. Sidi says that pests are destroying her maize, making the harvest small, and that the tangerine trees are also affected by the pests.
When asked why she decided to join KOMAZA, Sidi replied that she hopes that it will bring development to her home and to her family, thereby increasing her living standard.
If her KOMAZA trees grow big, she is hoping to get money to build a good home to replace the mud home in which she currently lives. She would also like to purchase cows to start producing milk for her family and to sell, and to modernize her farming techniques.
She says that if the trees are sold, she is sure that they will bring a big difference with the income that they generate, and that she will be able to do anything that she wishes. For example, she would like to have a big house to rent to earn an income, since she is getting old.
Sidi is pictured here with her husband, Runya.



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