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A loan helped to buy farm inputs (such as fertilizer) to enable her to grow more banana crops.
Grace (a 44-year-old mom of 9) is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kakamega area of Kenya. She is a borrower who has a great credit history. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a high-quality education. She is always working to improve her family's living conditions.
Grace has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns additional income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. The Kakamega area is a favorable one for farming.
Grace requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo for KES 25,000, which she will use to buy farm inputs (such as fertilizer) to enable her to grow more banana crops, reap maximum profits, and increase her business. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her area, is very challenging, but Grace feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself.
Grace is thankful to Juhudi Kilimo and its lenders for this financial assistance, which will help her to attain a secure future.