A loan of $800 helped to buy farm inputs, and pay for ploughing and planting labour costs.

Nelson's story

Nelson lives in the Likoni area of Coast Province, Kenya. He is married and has five children. He owns a crop farm business where he sells cereals. He has been operating this for twenty years. He began from a small-sized farm, mainly dealing in subsistence farming. This has now grown into commercial farming including fruit and horticultural farming.

Nelson learnt about Milango through friends, who invited him to the group. He joined with the aim of accessing credit in order to improve his business operations. The main challenge has been the harsh climatic conditions, and lack of funds, a problem he sees as being partly solved by this loan.

Nelson is applying for a loan of 67,900 Kenya Shillings to buy farm inputs like seeds and fertilizers, and to pay for ploughing and planting labour costs. He would also like to invest into bee keeping. His extra income from the loan will be added to his savings in order to expand the business. His dream is to see his business grow by increasing the size of his acreage, and to be able to sell more to contribute to food security in the area.

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