Hellen Njeri Njoroge 4/18

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Business: Agro-Vet
Location: Molo
Years in Operation: 3 Years
Amount needed: $200

Molo in Nakuru County of Kenya is a largely potato growing region. Its cool weather and rains of at least 1200-2000mm per annum provide conducive climatic conditions necessary for the crop’s growth and sustenance. This ensures not only economic stability, but food security as well through both subsistence and cash agriculture. Hellen Njeri couldn’t have set shop at a better place. For the last three years, her shop has been providing farm inputs to potato farmers in Molo and its environs as well as non-potato farmers. Hers is a one stop shop for varieties of hybrid seeds, pesticides and synthetic fertilizer: the foundation of modern farming.

In their pursuit to optimize their gains, Molo farmers have embraced modern agriculture making good use of all recommended farm inputs. Hellen’s shop is busy throughout the planting and growth period of potatoes. From the point at which a farmer treats his/her seeds/seed tubers, at planting(fertilizers) and after cultivation(plant protection and treatment pesticides).

She is seeking a business boost loan of $200 to increase the stock of her farm inputs, especially pesticides. This has been necessitated by the increased rainfall which weakens or causes disease from direct moisture which makes the crop more susceptible to pest pressure or damage. With these money, she will be in a position to restock all the inputs that her customers highly demand from her shop. Her business puts food on her table she says as well as cater for the school fess needs of her five children. A successful farmer is her driving force!

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