Total loan: $975


Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as seeds and fertilizers to help a repeat borrower, who repays her loans on time, improve her harvest production.

Sophia's story

Sophia, a repeat borrower, is mother of four school going children living in Kerugoya, a town where the main economic activities include agricultural processing, particularly in horticulture and tea. Her family's main income source is milk from their dairy farm. However, they are also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing vegetables, fruit, and grains.

The biggest problem that farmers from Kerugoya face is the huge deficit in access to agricultural inputs, meaning that farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be.

Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers from Kerugoya like Sophia can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.

Sophia is seeking a loan to buy additional farm inputs such as seeds. This loan will enable Sophia to improve her production through the use of quality seeds. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market, and in the process generate more income to repay the loan and improve her family's quality of life. Sophia also hopes to improve the condition of her house.

Please help this mother accomplish all her dreams with just a loan!