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Total loan: $600

Mary

Bomet, Bomet 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 tea farm.


Mary's story

Customarily known as "the land of champions," Bomet has a beautiful landscape made up of endless hills and natural streaming rivers. Mary hails from Bomet, home to one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Kenya. Mary is arguably among the most successful clients of Juhudi Kilimo, a microfinance institution that deals only with smallholder farmers.

Mary is married to a fellow farmer. Her main income source is milk from their dairy farm and growing maize, vegetables, and tea. 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 inputs availability.

Mary is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her tea 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!