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Total loan: $1,500


Nandi Hills, Nandi County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and fertilizers, to help a repeat Kiva borrower improve her harvest production, and support her four children.

Mercy's story

This is Mercy (29 years old mom of four pictured in her side hustle posho mill shop). Mercy, a repeat Kiva borrower, is a rural smallholder farmer from the Nandihills area of Kenya, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands which favour large-scale grain farming, dairy, and crop farming. She is married and blessed with four children, two being in school. Her family's main income source is milk from their dairy farm. However, they are also involved in other agricultural activities such as maize and vegetables.

The biggest problem that farmers from her area face is the huge deficit in access to agricultural inputs, meaning that 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 Nandihills like Mercy can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.

Mercy is seeking a loan to buy additional farm inputs such as seeds. This loan will enable Mercy to improve her production through the use of quality seeds. 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 and improve her family's quality of life. Mercy also hopes to improve the condition of her house. Help this mother accomplish all her dreams with just a loan!