Total loan: $700


Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy high-quality seeds and rich nutrient fertilizers to improve her farm, and as a determined mother to support her children.

Mary's story

Beautiful and elegant stands Mary, an enterprising woman who lives with her children in a remote village in the Bungoma area of Kenya. She is an honest, hardworking, loyal person who is completely dedicated to her farming job. Her success in farming has been fueled by, among other things, her perseverance, commitment and enthusiasm. Mary has been farming for eight years. Over the years, she has gathered much experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village. She has faced many obstacles, but they have not been setbacks, because Mary has been making great profits from farming. She sells crops and animal produce to obtain an income.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed 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 in inputs availability.

Mary is requesting this loan to buy farming inputs (high-quality seeds and rich nutrient fertilizers). Through this loan, Mary is going to increase her crop production, which will translate into increased income. She will be able to complete the tuition fees for her children, as well as save for the upkeep of her family. Mary thanks her lenders for their goodwill and support in her life.