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Total loan: $400

Aileen

Chuka, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a single mom to buy quality farm inputs, such as certified fertilizer, which she plans to use on her banana crop farm.


Aileen's story

Hello from Chuka.

Aileen is a 35-year-old single mom of one child. She is a smallholder farmer who loves and enjoys farming. During the few years that she has been farming, she has been able to provide her family with a good and decent lifestyle.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high cost of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs include land acquisition and inputs, which have always been high. To meet the high cost of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions. These institutions sometimes impose very complicated procedures for loan distribution. Some farmers, especially women, end up in despair because they do not have access to financial assistance.

Aileen is a competent farmer, who rears dairy animals and grows different varieties of crops. When she learned about Juhudi and Kiva, she became interested.

Aileen has borrowed this loan so that she can buy quality farming inputs, such as certified fertilizers, which she plans to use on her banana crop farm. With these inputs, Aileen will be assured of a good harvest, which will consequently improve her income. This loan will be a turning point for a zealous mother in this last quarter of 2019.