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Total loan: $250


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

Grace's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as high-quality seeds and fertilizers to improve productivity on her farm.

Grace's story

Grace is a smallholder farmer practicing dairy, poultry, and crop farming to make a living. Her husband is also a farmer and together they have lovely children. She enjoys farming, for it is her means of securing the basic necessities of life.

In the Kenyenya area of Kenya, where Grace is from, most people depend on agriculture for a living (over 95% of the population). The people there live and work on small farms. Their biggest challenge is the huge deficit in access to agricultural inputs, meaning that farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be.

Juhudi Kilimo has partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers in Kenyenya now can buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.

Grace is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds and fertilizer. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market. In the process, she'll be able to generate more income to repay the loan debt and elevate her family's quality of life.

Grace wants to start the month on a high note and on a good footing.