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Total loan: $800

Cynthia

litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her crop produce.


Cynthia's story

Meet Cynthia, pictured above with her children. Cynthia is a charismatic woman who lives in a small isolated community in the Litein area of Kenya. She is the true definition of a hard worker. She is a hardworking woman who has never lost her hope of wanting to be successful. Cynthia loves her family more than anything else in the universe.

Though she dearly loves crop farming, her farm is at risk of attack by crop pests and diseases. To a poor rural farmer, treatment of crop diseases requires an increase in the total operational costs to the extent that, in most cases, the amount of capital invested to produce a desired yield surpasses the output harvested. The remedy is to use hybrid seeds that are resistant to pests and diseases.

Cynthia is borrowing this loan to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her crop produce, earn more profits and elevate her living standards. This loan is therefore an opportunity that she never got before. Her irregular income and lack of collateral security were the main drawbacks limiting her from accessing a loan from commercial banks. Thanks to Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, the life of Cynthia and her family will be changed through this loan.