Total loan: $1,475


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Nyahururu, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizers and quality seeds, to generate income to help a single mom improve her family's quality of life.

Lucy's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Looking at Lucy, one can only see her successes but not the personal sacrifices she has had to make for the well-being of her children.

Lucy is a resourceful single mother, from a remote village in the Nyahururu area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education. Lucy makes a profit from dairy, sheep and crop farming. However, she is not satisfied with the kind of produce she makes because she uses poor quality inputs.

One objective that Juhudi Kilimo aims at fulfilling is increasing the ease of accessing farm inputs and income-generating assets for farmers. Through the intervention of Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, fertilizers, pesticides and other important farm inputs have become more accessible to its members than buying a bottle of water.

With this loan, she will be able to purchase high-quality seed and good fertilizer, which she will use to greatly improve her crop production. Modern farming requires the use of modern techniques, and high-quality seeds will assure her a bumper harvest and increased profits. Lucy believes, through this loan, she will be able to give her children a solid educational background. This loan will play a key role in lifting her out of poverty.

Make a $25 loan or more and push Lucy’s dream closer to reality.