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Jackline

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Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her coffee farm.


Jackline's story

Wonderful Kiva lenders,

Pictured above is Jackline, a middle-aged, inspiring farmer who lives in Kitale, in the Western Province of Kenya. Having grown up in a very humble background, Jackline used to observe her parents and neighbours farming and learnt various skills from them. Today, Jackline is a single mother who loves attending to her daily duties and making a living for her family. She uses the few profits obtained from locally selling milk and coffee to pay for her children's school fees.

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

Jackline is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her coffee farm. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. This loan will help her meet the increasing demand for crops in the market, and in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her house. Help this mother with a loan!