Total loan: $1,975


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Nkubu, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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Erick's story

Hello, Kiva lenders! Meet Erick, a 27-year-old smallholder farmer from Kenya. Erick described his upbringing as challenging. For this reason, he is doing everything in his power to set a good foundation for his wife and children to live a happy and financially secure life.

Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with lenders through Kiva to help hardworking farmers like Erick to make their dreams come true by providing them with training and loan/asset financing.

Erick owns three hectares of land in the location of Igoji, near a town called Nkubu. On the farm, he keeps three dairy cows and poultry. Many trees are planted around his farm, which shows that he is concerned about the health of the environment and the beauty of his surroundings.

He has been farming for the last three years. In this short period of time, he has made more strides than neighbouring farmers who have been in the business for decades. If only he could get more land, he would be able to add to the number of animals on the farm and increase milk production. Therefore, Erick is seeking a loan to purchase more land.

He is an active member of a small group of fellow smallholder farmers who empower each other to become better entrepreneurs. He also strives to keep up with the latest technology by regularly using mobile money transfer services to do transactions. Farmers like Erick are responsible for producing the food that feeds the nation. Therefore, by lending money and helping them to have access to financial resources, you are also helping them to increase their productivity, to improve their livelihoods and, hopefully, to make their fortunes!