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Total loan: $1,000

Salina

Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to expand her horticulture farm and reduce production costs.


Salina's story

This is Salina, a single mother. With no one to share day-to-day responsibilities of feeding her children and making important family decisions, Salina ventured into farming. Salina lives with her children and sustains them using the proceeds of her farming. She is the sole breadwinner in her household. Because of her love for farming, she has even nicknamed one of her cows. Salina also nurtures the growth various crops on her farm. She has always moved from pillar to post trying to satisfy her family.

With the changes taking place within the modern agricultural production, maintaining a competitive advantage in the market has become a major hiccup for many farmers. However, a growing demand for local food has sparked an increase in the number of people joining agricultural production.

Despite the bone-grinding labor that most farmers apply on their farm, the quality of inputs used on the farm also determine the quantity and quality of output realized.

Salina is borrowing this loan to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to expand her horticulture farm, reduce production costs, and make more profits to sustain her family. This loan is therefore an opportunity that she never got before. Her irregular income and lack of collateral security were the main drawbacks limiting her from accessing a loan in commercial banks.

Thanks to Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, the life of Salina and her family will be changed through this loan.