Total loan: $700


Nkubu, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers and, for a hardworking single mother, to support her children.

Modester's story

Modester is a single mother who is very positive in her approach to her farm decisions. She takes all responsibilities on her farm to heart and works toward her goals. She is determined to succeed and give her family a better lifestyle. Modester obtains her income through selling milk, maize, and vegetables. She has been in this business for the last ten years. She also loves and practices poultry farming, and she feels motivated and accomplished when she earns money through selling eggs, chicks, and poultry meat. She also engages in a small business, which is aimed at supplementing her meagre income.

Access to modern, quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement on input availability than that which was previously available.

Modester is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. Through this intervention, she will be able to improve the quality of her farm products and attract more buyers, leading to more profits.