Total loan: $400


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litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as good fertilizer and good-quality seeds, and help an ever-smiling mom to increase production and assure her children a good future.

Lily's story

Hard work and perseverance are the ingredients of success. This is the attitude that Lily (a 37 years old mother of 7 children) lives by. She runs a small parcel of land at her home in the Litein area of Kenya, an area that has one of the best climates in the world for farming. She is a client who is characterized by her good payment habits.

Lily’s upbringing was very challenging and, because of this, she promised herself that she would work hard to get out of poverty. Through crop and animal farming, she has been able to earn a decent income.

Although this humble and industrious mother makes a profit, she faces the challenge of not being able to produce enough to meet the readily available market. Therefore, she is seeking funds from Kiva lenders to buy farm inputs such as good fertilizer and good-quality seeds. Through this loan, Lily should double her production, which will translate into increased income. She then intends to save more money in the future so that she can develop her farming.

One objective that Juhudi Kilimo aims at fulfilling is increasing the ease of accessing farm inputs and income-generating assets for farmers. Through the intervention of Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, farm inputs have become more accessible to its members. Lily is very optimistic. She believes this loan will change her life completely.