Total loan: $200


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Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and elevate her living standards.

Alice's story

Alice is a mother who has never lost her dreams of wanting to be successful. She is a forward-looking mother who will do anything to prevent her children from going to bed on hungry stomachs. Amongst women her age, she has been identified as a very hard working farmer, engaging in mixed farming. Alice is a mother who loves attending to her daily duties and making a living for her family. Alice uses the few profits obtained from locally selling her produce to pay for her children's school fees.

Though she dearly loves crops farming, her farm is at risk of attack by crop pests and diseases. To a poor rural farmer, treatment of crop diseases requires an increase in the total operational costs to the extent that, in most cases, the amount of capital invested to produce the desired yield surpasses the output harvested. The remedy is to use certified seeds that are resistant to pests and diseases.

Alice is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in the availability of inputs. Alice is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and, subsequently, increase her profits. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her beautiful children.