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Total loan: $600

Cathereen

Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy quality farming inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, to improve her farm, generate more profits and educate her children.


Cathereen's story

Cathereen is a mother who loves and enjoys farming. Over the seven years that she has been farming, she has been able to provide for her family a good and decent lifestyle. Today, her children can attend a good local public school, thanks to the efforts of their hardworking mom.

Cathereen is a competent farmer who has been rearing dairy animals and growing different varieties of crops. When she learned about Juhudi and Kiva, she became interested. Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seeds allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in the availability of inputs than ever before.

Cathereen has borrowed this loan so that she can use it to buy quality farming inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, which she plans to use on her farm. With these inputs, Cathereen will be assured of a good harvest, which will consequently reflect in her pocket. This loan will be a “turning point” for this hardworking mother and make her life better in 2018.