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Total loan: $600


litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a single woman with good credit standing to buy farm inputs to improve her productivity, leading to increased profits to support her child in school.

Faith's story

Faith (a 33-year-old single mother) is a rural smallholder farmer from the Litein, a town that hosts a number of elite athletes in Kenya. She has one child who pushes her to work very hard on her farm to ensure her family continues to progress.

Her main income source is milk from her dairy farm. However, she is also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing corn.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high costs of operation necessary to improve farming. These include the cost of land acquisition and inputs, which have continually increased. To meet the high costs of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions, which sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distribution. Some farmers, especially women, end up being disadvantaged.

One of Juhudi Kilimo's objectives is increasing the ease of accessing farm inputs and income-generating assets for farmers. Through the intervention of Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides have become more accessible to its members.

Faith is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to improve her production and make profits to support her child. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs.