Total loan: $1,500


Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

Sharon's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as seeds and quality fertilizers so a zealous mum can use the profits to improve her farm and pay tuition fees for her children.

Sharon's story

Sharon’s story is of an honest, hardworking, warrior woman who gives everything to raise her three children. With very few resources, she has pulled through. Sharon (pictured with her last born) is a responsible and diligent smallholder farmer from Eldoret area of Kenya. She is involved in dairy and maize/corn farming, and she also has a side hustle business. Her work brings home important income. She gets help with the work from her family members.

Sharon is humbly seeking a loan to purchase quality farm inputs. Sharon will use the money from your loan to buy important supplies such as quality seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, to manage weeds and preserve harvested produce. She also plans to use part of the money to pay laborers, loaders, and transporters. Sharon is optimistic that this year's harvest will be better than last season's. Income from the dairy business will be used to make the initial loan repayments until the crops are harvested and sold.

Most microfinance organizations, particularly in the Eldoret area of Kenya, don’t give loans to smallholder farmers, but Juhudi Kilimo is different. Juhudi Kilimo is expanding into this market and is happy to provide Kiva lenders with the opportunity to support Kenyan smallholder farmers. Be inspired; make a loan!