Total loan: $1,300


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Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

A loan helped to buy high-quality seeds to help a single mom improve her horticulture farm yields and profits to ensure her children graduate from school.

Mary's story

Mary, pictured above, is a single mother who is a smallholder farmer. She is an honest, hardworking, loyal person who is completely dedicated to her farming job because she has a family to take care of.

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.

Her primary sources of income have been milk, eggs and horticulture crops. Mary is very passionate about farming and loves cultivating her farm.

Although she makes a profit from farming, Mary is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by buying seeds so that she can plant them and sell the crops after harvesting.

That is why she is seeking this loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds to improve her horticulture farming.

Kenya's Kerugoya area, one of the country's most populated regions, has a high demand for food. This means that Mary could increase her profits and satisfy the demand for horticulture products that is there.

Mary will use the profits she gets to cater to the educational expenses of her children until they graduate.

Mary feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with wonderful Kiva lenders to help hardworking and honest women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing.

She believes that this loan will be of help, and that she will be able to satisfy the demand for horticulture crops.

Kindly lend to her!