Total loan: $500


Molo, Nakuru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs, which she will use to increase her production and make more profits for her family.

Callen's story

Wonderful community of Kiva!

Introducing Callen (a 33-year-old mom of three pictured in her side hustle posho mill business) to the world! She is a hardworking farmer who is gifted in terms of productivity. Callen has been a mixed crop and dairy farmer for many years and makes great profits.

Through her own effort and her inborn abilities, she is able to care for her family, being the sole breadwinner. She is a woman who’s not deterred by the difficult life situations that she has been through.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers.

Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement on inputs availability.

Callen is seeking a 50,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Molo, is very challenging. However, Callen feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva.

She is always working to improve her living conditions, and her biggest dreams are to become independent, to support her aging parents, to secure her sibling’s future and to buy a home.