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Total loan: $975

Jane

Kapcherop, , Kenya / Agriculture

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


Jane's story

Jane, a 67-year-old mom of 7, always has a smile on her face. She had a hard childhood, lacking the basic necessities of life such as food, clothing, and education.

She is a married woman characterized by her sense of self-confidence, work commitment, and a great desire to achieve. She lives with her family in a remote village in the Kapcherop area of Kenya. Her main sources of income have been milk and crop farming, and, through these ventures, she has supported her family because she is the breadwinner.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seeds allocated by the government are way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in input availability.

Jane is seeking a loan to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits, and elevate her living standards. Through this intervention, she will be able to improve the quality of her farm products and attract more buyers, thus leading to more profits.

She plans to use the profits to repay the loan and clear outstanding school-fee debts for her children.