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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as seeds and quality fertilizers so a zealous mum can use the profits to improve her farm and pay tuition fees for her children.
Jeina is a responsible and diligent smallholder farmer from the Chuka area of Kenya. She is involved in dairy and maize/corn farming and also has a side business. Her work brings home important income. She gets help with the work from her family members. Jeina is humbly seeking a loan to purchase quality farm inputs. She will use the money to buy important supplies such as quality seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to manage weeds and preserve harvested produce. She also plans to use part of the money to pay laborers, loaders and transporters.
Jeina is optimistic that this year's harvest will be better than last season. Income from the dairy business will be used to make the initial loan repayments until the crops are harvested and sold. Most microfinance organizations, particularly in the Chuka area of Kenya, don’t give loans to smallholder farmers, but Juhudi Kilimo is different. Juhudi Kilimo is expanding into this market and is happy to provide Kiva lenders with the opportunity to support Kenyan smallholder farmers. Be inspired; make a loan!