A loan helped to purchase seeds to start horticulture farming.

Tabitha's story

Tabitha is 23 years old. She is a smallholder farmer based in Kitale, which is a small rural town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. The adversity that has followed her has not been an obstacle for this woman who has not left her dreams behind and wants to succeed. For four years, Tabitha has been a mixed farmer. She keeps dairy cattle and poultry on her farm. She also grows vegetables, among other crops. Despite prevailing animal diseases, Tabitha finds dairy farming to be the most enjoyable commercial farming activity. Besides dairy farming, she has a deep connection with gardening.

In African communities, gardening is the most popular, yet the least exclusive hobby for women. You don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden; any woman with a homestead and a few square feet of earth is doing her best to make her little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful.

Tabitha is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy seeds to start horticultural farming. She is very excited to start growing different varieties of crops for commercial purposes. The demand for vegetables and other greens is always high. Income from this venture will cover the high farming expenses she has to deal with currently. In the long run, with increased income, she will finally be able to satisfy her family’s basic needs.

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