Total loan: $400


Maua, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a single mom to hire labour to help her improve her farm work.

Lucy's story

Meet Lucy, born in 1978. She is a single mother of four children. Lucy is a rural smallholder farmer from the Maua area of Kenya. She is living proof that hard work leads to success. Ever since she started farming, she has become independent and more skilled.

Lucy practices mixed dairy and crop farming. The biggest problem that farmers from her village face is a huge shortage in terms of labour and access to agricultural inputs, meaning that farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be. Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers from Maua, like Lucy, can now buy productive assets and important inputs for use on their farms.

The loan that Lucy is seeking will help her hire labour, which will enable her in her farm work and to improve her crop production. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life.

Please help this mother to accomplish all of her dreams by helping her with a loan!