Total loan: $200


Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as high quality seeds and good fertilizer to help a widowed mom support her children's education by using the profits.

Felistus's story

Get to know Felistus, a widow with four kids who is a repeat Kiva borrower! She is a farmer from a remote village in Bungoma, Kenya. She is a skilful farmer with over 10 years of experience. Her family's main income source is milk from their dairy farm. However, she is also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing bananas, vegetables, fruits and grains.

The biggest problem that farmers from her village face is the huge deficit in terms of access to agricultural inputs, meaning those farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be. Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers from her village, like Felistus, can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs to use on their farms. Felistus is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds and fertilizer. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life. She also hopes to improve the condition of her house. Help this mother accomplish all of her dreams with a loan!