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Total loan: $300

Mary

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Molo, Nakuru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizers and seeds so that she can expand her horticulture farm, increase her output, and make profits to educate her children.


Mary's story

Many rural farmers in Kenya struggle because they lack a reliable source of finance to fund their farming operations. Mary is a smallholder farmer who always believes that life’s ups and downs should not be viewed as the end but as an opportunity to learn to improve in life. Mary is a progressive woman who, despite being faced with the serious misfortune of losing her husband, refused to give up.

She lives in the Molo area of Kenya and has lovely children. Her children are the greatest thing in her life and something that makes her feel accomplished in life. 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 on inputs availability than earlier before.

Mary is seeking this loan to buy farm inputs such as fertilizers and seeds so that she can expand her horticulture farm, increase her output, and make profits to educate her children. She believes that education is the path to success and wants her lovely children to have a successful ending. This dream will be accomplished when you click that button.