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Total loan: $700


Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as fertilizer to boost the quality of her tea crop.

Everlin's story

Everlin (a 30-year-old mom of 4 children), photographed above, is not deterred by the difficulties she encounters in life. Despite the challenges she faces, her courage to continue providing for her family is what amazes the other residents of her hometown, Nyamira.

Everlin is a farmer who raises animals and grows tea crops. This has been her only business for the past few years.

In the modern world, agriculture has become exceedingly dynamic. Upgrading to the type of inputs being used today is a necessity in the agricultural sector. There is a need to use improved farming inputs to have effective production. These inputs include high quality seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides.

Everlin requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo for 70,000 KES to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer, to enable her to grow more tea, reap maximum profits, and increase her tea business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Litein, is very challenging. However, she is relieved to know there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her.

Everlin is very thankful for this support and the impact this loan is going to make on her family's well-being.