Total loan: $500


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and, as a mother who is unwilling to see her children suffer, to support them.

Emily's story

Emily’s life keeps on evolving facing ups and downs, but she never gives up. She is not scared by the amount of effort she has to put to accomplish her goals. Emily is unwilling to let her children suffer and she sustains them using the proceeds of her farming business. Because of her love for farming, she has even nicknamed one of her cows.

Emily also grows different crop varieties such as maize and vegetables on her farm. The quality of Emily’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively affected her sales.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Emily 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 inputs availability than before. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her beautiful children.