Total loan: $700


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Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer to improve her farm and, hence, improve her income and support her family.

Caroline's story

Caroline was born with one of the most beautiful smiles on planet earth. She lives in Kerugoya, an area with very fertile and favorable weather patterns that support farming activities. Caroline is happily married and the proud mother of lovely children. Together, they live on a small piece of land that she really treasures. Caroline's primary sources of income are eggs and milk. 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.

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 in input availability. Caroline is requesting this loan to buy farming inputs (high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer). Through this loan, Caroline is going to increase her crop production, which will translate into increased income. She will be able to complete the tuition fees for her children, as well as save for the upkeep of her family. Caroline has thanked her lenders for their goodwill and support in her life.