Total loan: $600


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Nkubu, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy certified seeds and fertilizers to start horticulture farming to increase her income and meet the daily needs of her family.

Brenda's story

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Brenda is a mother full of dreams and goals for her life. She wants to get her family ahead with the sweat of her brow, so she started her farming business nine years ago.

Brenda is very hardworking and a go-getter. She hails from a remote village in the Nkubu area of Kenya. This area has some tough living conditions, and to survive, she had to have tough skin. But she has defied all the odds, and has been engaged in mixed farming for many years. Her primary sources of income are poultry, vegetables, crops, and animal farming.

Brenda is seeking a 60,000 KES loan, which she will use to pay for certified seeds and fertilizers for horticultural farming. As a smallholder farmer, it takes great courage and optimism to invest limited resources in anticipation of future profits. Access to modern-quality farm inputs (certified seeds and fertilizers) 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 of inputs availability.

Brenda hopes that the profits she makes this season will be enough to repay the loan and set aside precautionary money for her children's health and education. Kindly make her dreams come true.