Love making a difference with Kiva? Your donations keep us running.

Thank you for the impact you’ve made this year! Together we’ve funded more than 170,000 loans and raised more than $120 million for financially excluded people around the world. It costs us more than $3 to facilitate each $25 loan, and we rely on optional donations from individuals like you to cover our costs.

Other amount

100%

funded

Total loan: $700

Catherine

Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

Catherine's loan finished fundraising, but these other borrowers need your support


A loan helped to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds, to improve the quality of her produce, earn more profits, and elevate her living standards.


Catherine's story

Catherine is a mother of four children who is very focused towards success. She plans to use her wits in farming to enable her to arrive at her goals. She has great dreams and ambitions in her life.

She ventured into farming a ten years ago. Her primary income sources are crops and animal products. The quality of Catherine’s crops has dwindled, due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs (fertilizers and hybrid seeds) is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Catherine is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce.

Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in the availability of inputs. Catherine is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and, subsequently, increase her profits. This will elevate her standard of living.