Total loan: $300


Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy quality fertilisers and seeds.

Naomi's story

Naomi, aged 58 years is single and has children. Naomi developed the passion for farming from her parents who knew farming as their only way of survival through mixed farming and livestock keeping. Through farming, this exceptional lady has managed to educate her children and take care of all their basic needs despite her husband’s absence. Her children refer to their mother as a heroine and she commands respect from every individual in her community, young and old.

Naomi has learnt that she can obtain a loan to buy farm implements, fertilisers and seeds from KIVA community thanks to the Juhudi Kilimo’s campaigns in her region. She wants to buy hybrid seeds that can stand the tough climatic conditions in her region and fertilizers. To other women of her age, this could be a mere loan but to her it’s a life changing opportunity to enable her increase her profits and repay back her loan.