Total loan: $600


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy seeds so that she can expand her horticulture farming, satisfy the ready market for horticulture products and improve her family's living conditions.

Milka's story

Every early morning before the moon goes to sleep Milka jumps out of bed and prepares for a busy day. She prepares her children for school and later moves to her farm. This is the daily life of Milka, who works tirelessly to steward her family and to establish a successful agribusiness farm. Milka practices animal (cows, tea and crop ) and crop farming (horticulture). Waste from her animals is usually composted and used to increase soil fertility on her farm. Thanks to her perseverance, her children can have at least two meals in a single day. Unlike most microfinancers in Kenya that have imposed very complicated procedures in funds acquisition, thereby discouraging smallholder farmers, Juhudi Kilimo is working closely with Kiva to make loan acquisition for a smallholder farmer easy and convenient. Through this intervention, movement of funds in the rural communities has increased, thereby alleviating rural poverty. The Nyamira area, where Milka farms, has favorable conditions for horticulture farming, which is why Milka is seeking a loan to buy seeds so that she can expand her horticulture farming. Due to the good roads, good climate, and a good transportation network, she is sure that she will reap maximum profits and be able to increase her business. Milka is very thankful in advance for your help and contribution. She is looking forward to your warm response.