Total loan: $350


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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Eliseba's story

Meet Eliseba again! She is not a first-time Kiva borrower. Eliseba started farming with the goals of generating income and contributing to the household economy. Because of the immense knowledge she has about farming, she commands a lot of respect among other farmers, and she is viewed as a mentor in her village. She lives together with her children in the Kenyenya area of Kenya, which is known for maize and banana plantations for export and for local consumption. Her primary income sources are eggs, maize, banana and milk. Generating an income through selling her harvest is the part of farming she enjoys most. Availability of labor is a major challenge for Eliseba. She also keeps a dairy cow. Before joining Juhudi Kilimo, Eliseba could not access loans from banks. She joined Juhudi Kilimo and learned about loan management and agribusiness. She also got to learn about Kiva

Eliseba is seeking a loan of 35,000 KES, which she will use to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to expand her farm. By scaling up the business, she will reduce production costs and increase output. Her strategy is to use the returns from the investment to pay for more farm inputs, the lack of which is a major problem that leads to the closing down of many farms due to poor quantity and quality of yields.

Through the loan, Eliseba will attain food security in her house and also improve her living conditions.

Lend today to keep her moving forward!