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Total loan: $1,000


Maua, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers in order to improve her yields and get a bumper harvest.

Lucy's story

Lucy is a 41-year-old smallholder farmer. She is a wise farmer whose neighbors and fellow farmers respect as a mentor.

Lucy farms a small plot of land in the green, lush hills near Maua, in the central region of Kenya. Like many other farmers in the region, she has been planting maize as a staple crop for as long as she can remember. Over time, the fertility of her land has started to dwindle, and whenever she plants maize, the yields go down with each season. Lucy’s farm has also been affected by weeds.

In the modern world, agriculture has become exceedingly dynamic, therefore upgrading the inputs that are being used in the sector today. On this note, there is a need to use improved farming inputs for effective production.

Lucy is requesting a loan from Juhudi Kilimo via Kiva lenders to buy farm inputs such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her farm's output. Through this loan, Lucy is going to increase her crop production, and this will translate to an improved income level.

This loan will change Lucy's living standards, and there is no doubt that, if you invest in her, 2019 will be a great year for her.