Dorcus - Kenya

Dorcus - Kenya


A loan helped to buy quality farm inputs such as fertilizers to improve her tea farming.

Dorcus's story

Dorcus (a 31-year-old mom of two who is pictured in her tea-crop farm) is a resourceful mom and is known for her cute and contagious smile. She is an excellent person who has been making a living by farming for a number of years. Thanks to her efforts and dedication, she always has quality milk and crop production. Dorcus works tirelessly every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday, on her farm. Thanks to her bone-grinding labour, her children are assured of a prosperous future. On her farm, she practices tea and dairy farming as well as poultry farming. She also grows a variety of crops for domestic consumption. The income she makes from selling milk and eggs is used to meet the basic needs of her household. Though she makes some income, she is not comfortable with the little amount she earns since she is the only breadwinner in her household.

Dorcus has decided to focus more of her attention on tea farming. She is thinking of buying quality tea fertilizers to improve her tea farming. Dorcus has learned of the work of Juhudi Kilimo in her area, and their partnership with Kiva, and she is seeking a loan to help her transform her idea into action. She thanks her lenders in advance.

This loan is special because:

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

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