Total loan: $800


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Nkubu, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and support her two children.

Dorothy's story

Dorothy is a mother of two children living in Nkubu, a remote area located on a gentle plain before the ascent into the central highlands of Kenya. Her family's main income source is milk from their dairy farm, but they are also involved in other agricultural activities, such as growing maize, vegetables, fruit and grains.

Access to modern quality farm inputs is the pillar of the 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 into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in the availability of inputs.

Dorothy is humbly requesting a loan to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and elevate her living standard. This intervention will help her to 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. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her house.

Please help this zealous mum with a loan!