Total loan: $700


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs (certified nutrient-rich fertilizers) to improve the quality of her tea crop.

Teresa's story

Teresa (a 31-year-old mom of three school-going children) has wide experience in crop and dairy farming. She has mastered farming activities such as growing, caring, and harvesting and earns income from her crops as well.

She is a mom who has passion for her work and therefore inspires her village mates and her customers. She lives in a remote region in Kenya where there are no banks.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural success. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement on input availability from before.

Teresa is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve the quality of her tea crop and products and attract more buyers, leading to more profits.

This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for tea crops in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life including educating her children.

This mom would certainly appreciate your support.