Total loan: $300


Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

Caroline's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy seeds and fertilizers to help a single mom expand her horticulture farm where she grows vegetables, and use profits to pay tuition fees for her children.

Caroline's story

A fighter who never tires would be the phrase that best describes Caroline (a single mom pictured with her last born). She is a 23-year-old smallholder farmer from the Kerugoya area in the central region of Kenya.

Caroline owns a small parcel of land. On the farm, she practices mixed farming. This kind mother keeps dairy animals and grows a variety of crops and vegetables. She also has a shop. She has nine years of experience in farming under her belt.

Caroline is seeking a loan to buy seeds and fertilizers to expand her horticulture farm, where she grows vegetables. Loans for smallholder women farmers with little, irregular income are hard to get in Kenya. Only a few organizations, such as Juhudi Kilimo, support farmers like Caroline.
Juhudi Kilimo facilitates loans that empower smallholder farmers like Caroline because the institution believes that women, too, are good and hardworking farmers.

Caroline has successfully paid back her previous loan. She is a woman who truly is worth supporting.