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Total loan: $675

Caroline

Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to hire more labour to help on her farm, so she can improve her produce and earn more income to support her family.


Caroline's story

Caroline (a 38-year-old mom of 4) lives in Kitale, Kenya, a region where the main challenge experienced by farmers is limited access to sources of finance. Farmers need capital to finance various farm operations.

For the past few years, Caroline has been actively involved and making great profits in crop and dairy farming. Caroline has lovely children and so she works very hard. Through farming, she has made her life meaningful and has given her family a solid foundation.

After learning about Juhudi Kilimo, Caroline applied for this loan to hire more labour to help her on her farm, so she can improve her produce and earn more income to support her children.

Unlike other sources of microfinance in Kenya that impose very complicated procedures for funds acquisition, thereby discouraging smallholder farmers, Juhudi Kilimo is working closely with Kiva to make loan acquisition for smallholder farmers easy and convenient. Through this intervention, movement of funds in the rural communities has increased, helping to alleviate rural poverty.