Total loan: $400


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Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, improve her production and increase her profits so that she can pull her poor family out of their current situation.

Jane's story

Jane is a repeat borrower and mother of four school-going children. She is a mixed farmer living in Bungoma, Kenya. On her farm, she keeps cows and has a small cash crop of a garden and trees.

To earn additional income, Jane makes a commission on sales for which she helps to arrange the logistics of getting farm produce from local farmers to their buyers. She has been doing this business for over a decade. She continually makes an effort to build strong relationships because reputation is everything in her line of work.

Jane dreams that through farming, she will be able to pull away from poverty and see to it that all her children successfully complete their studies. She is a visionary and keen to ensure that she keeps on progressing.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seed allocation by the government are 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 that there has been a significant improvement in input availability. Jane is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers.

Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. Help Jane achieve her resolutions of 2019.