Total loan: $300


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as fertilizers and seeds, improve her production and, as a single mother, to support her dependent children.

Lydia's story

In her eight years of farming, Lydia has had to make a lot of serious decisions. She sometimes makes mistakes, but she always learns from them. Lydia (pictured outside her house) has learnt how to handle adversity. The best trait about her is that she never quits.

Her main way of obtaining an income is by selling milk, tomatoes, and eggs in her local market. This has enabled her to gain more skill in sales, and good customer relationships. Lydia lives in a marginalized land area in Eldoret, where farming has been embraced as the primary economic activity.

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.

Lydia is borrowing this loan to buy farming inputs such as fertilizers and seeds, improve her output and increase her sales revenue; thus have enough funds to support her dependent children. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her house. Help this single mother to accomplish all her dreams with this loan!