Total loan: $700


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to start an agro-vet business and help farmers access inputs at cheaper prices.

Deborah's story

With her endless desire to achieve, Deborah chose to invest in crop production and animal husbandry. She mainly grows maize, bananas, and some vegetables on her farm. For the past eight years, these have been her source of income. Deborah’s life clearly shows these three qualities: she is wise, she perseveres and she is very responsible. Although she earns handsome profits from farming, Deborah faces one big challenge: the high price of fertilizers, seedlings, and other farming inputs. This is the result of the monopoly enjoyed by the only agro-vet store in her area. The dealer caters to many smallholder farmers who depend solely on him for agricultural inputs. His business has been making large profits from farmers by charging them extra.

Deborah wants to change this, while seizing a good business opportunity. She has applied for a 70,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to open her own agro-vet shop (a shop selling farm inputs such as animal feed, drugs, and pesticides) to tap into the agricultural market. She will also be helping smallholder farmers in her area who, for a long time, have had a serious problem in accessing affordable farm inputs.

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