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Total loan: $500

Hannah

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Molo, Nakuru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer to boost the quality of her produce and help give hope to this woman farmer this season.


Hannah's story

Hannah, 52 years old, is a woman with an unending desire to achieve (and a mom of six children). She hails from a remote village in the Molo area of Kenya, where farming has been embraced as the only primary economic activity.

Hannah has never shifted her attention away from farming; she has always worked hard to meet her set objectives. She enjoys generating an income through selling her harvest, which makes her feel accomplished. However, Hannah finds the cost of farming inputs very high.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high costs of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs include the cost of land acquisition and inputs, which have always skyrocketed.

To meet the high costs of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions that sometimes impose very complicated procedures on loan distribution. Some farmers, especially women, end up being disadvantaged.

Hannah has taken this loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and elevate her living standards. This loan is therefore an opportunity that she never had before.

Her irregular income and lack of collateral security were the main drawbacks limiting her from accessing a loan at commercial banks.

Thanks to Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, the lives of Hannah and her family will be changed through this loan.