Total loan: $650


Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to start an Agrovet business (a shop for farm inputs, such as animal feed, drugs, and pesticides).

Jane's story

Get to know his beautiful woman, Jane. Jane is a zealous farmer from a remote village in Kitale, Kenya. She has defied the common thinking among Kenyans that agriculture does not pay well. Jane is happily married and she and her hubby are blessed with lovely children. Her primary source of income is milk, and she also plants maize on their farm.

Although she earns handsome profits from farming, Jane faces one big challenge: the high price of fertilizer, seedlings, and other farming inputs. This is a result of the monopoly that is enjoyed by the only Agrovet store in her area. The dealer caters to many smallholder farmers who depend solely on him for agricultural inputs. He has been making a high profit from farmers by charging them extra.

Jane wants both to change this and to seize a good business opportunity. She applied for a 65,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to open her own Agrovet shop and tap into the agricultural market. She will also be helping the smallholder farmers in her area who, for a long time, have had a serious problem accessing affordable farm inputs. Be a part of Jane’s dream by helping her with a loan!