Total loan: $500


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Kapcherop, , Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer to help this always-smiling mom improve the quality of her farm products and increase her income.

Patroba's story

Patroba has a contagious smile that can turn anyone's bad day into a good day. She is a youthful 24 year-old smallholder farmer, and a wise farmer who neighbors and fellow farmers respect as a mentor.

She farms a small plot of land in the green, lush hills near Kapcherop, in the Rift valley region of Kenya. Like many other farmers in the region, she grows different crops.

Over time, the fertility of her land has started to dwindle, and she has seen her crop yields decrease with each season. Patroba's farmland has also been affected by weeds.

She is currently requesting a loan from Juhudi Kilimo via Kiva lenders to buy fertilizer, pesticide, and high-quality seeds. Through this loan, she expects to increase her crop production, which will translate to improved harvests and obtain a higher income. This loan will thus change Patroba's living standard.

She is confident that the next planting season is the year for her breakthrough. Lend to her to keep her big smile and warm her heart!