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Total loan: $700

Lilian

Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified quality seed and fertilizer to improve her crop farming and eventually, through increased profits, improve her standard of living.


Lilian's story

Hello, Kiva community! Meet Lilian, a 41-year-old mom of six. She is a hardworking, determined woman and a great achiever.

She is a rural smallholder farmer from the Kitale area of Kenya. Her family's main revenue source is milk from their dairy farm. However, she also participates in some side businesses to complement her meager income.

The biggest problem that farmers from her village face is the huge discrepancy in their access to agricultural inputs, resulting in the fact that farmers' output and earnings are below what they could be.

Juhudi Kilimo has partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers like Lilian can take out loans and purchase farm inputs.

Lilian is humbly seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and high-quality seed. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. Her competitive advantage in the market will be evident after she receives this loan.

Through this intervention, she will be able to afford food for her loving family. She thanks Kiva lenders for their kindness.