Total loan: $1,000


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Nkubu, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as seeds, and help a widowed mom expand her horticulture farming and keep her beautiful smile.

Purity's story

Hello, lenders.

Meet Purity, who is a 29-year-old woman who was widowed at a very early stage of her marriage. Although she is widowed, she puts on a brave face and just smiles.

She is a smallholder farmer from the Nkubu area, in the central region of Kenya. Purity owns a small parcel of farmland. On the farm she practices mixed farming. This kind mother keeps dairy animals and grows a variety of crops and vegetables. She has ten years of experience in farming.

Purity is humbly on her knees, seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as seeds, to help her expand her horticultural farm. She is very hard-working and determined to increase her farm's output.

Loans for smallholder farmers, and specifically widows with little, irregular income and no solid collateral, are hard to come by in Kenya. A few organizations, such as Juhudi Kilimo, support farmers like Purity. Purity has access to income-generating asset loans from Juhudi Kilimo.

Juhudi Kilimo facilitates loans that empower widow smallholder farmers like Purity because the institution believes that widows should also be given fair chances when it comes to financing.