Total loan: $500


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Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as fertilizers and seeds to improve her production and support her dependent children.

Susanah's story

Susanah is a mom who has experienced poverty firsthand and basic things like shoes are a rare thing for her. Despite that she is a very industrious, honest, and hardworking mother from the Thika area of Kenya, which is near the famous Mount Kenya and known for maize production. Susanah has been farming for the past nine years. Over the years, she has gathered much experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village. Her primary sources of income are milk, eggs, and crops. Susanah is very passionate about farming and loves cultivating her farm. Although she makes a profit from farming, Susanah is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by buying seeds so that she can plant them and sell them after harvest. That is why she is seeking this loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds. Kenya's Thika area, one of the country's populated regions, has a high demand for food. This means that Susanah could increase her profits and satisfy the demand. Susanah now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with wonderful Kiva lenders to help hardworking mom farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing. Susanah believes that this loan will be of much help and that she will be able to satisfy the demand for food. She also believes that the extra income she earns will enable a change in her life and increase her business.