Total loan: $400


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Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to expand her horticulture farm, hence increasing her income which she will use to support her children's education.

Christine's story

Christine is a widowed mom responsible for both parenting and earning a livelihood for her children. She is a rural smallholder farmer who learned her knowledge in farming from her parents. She is determined to pass on this knowledge to her village counterparts in the Kapsowar area of Kenya. The results of her determination are the smiling faces of her children when they wake up early (5 o’clock) in the morning every day to go to school.

Today Christine is seeking a loan of 40,000 KES, which she will use to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to expand her horticulture farm. Unlike most microfinance organizations in Kenya that have imposed very complicated procedures for funds acquisition - thereby discouraging smallholder farmers - Juhudi Kilimo is working closely with Kiva to make loan acquisition for smallholder farmers easy and convenient.

By scaling up her business, Christine will reduce production costs relatively and increase her output. All this can be achieved through lenders’ help and goodwill. Christine believes that through the loan, she will turn around her family life and be able to give them a happy life.

This widowed mom is worth supporting; she won’t disappoint and will be faithful in repaying the loan.