Total loan: $700


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Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

Irene's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to purchase farm inputs such as high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to boost her yields and eventually, through increased profits, improve her standard of living.

Irene's story

Irene (pictured above outside her house), is a repeat Kiva borrower who is very happy to acquire another Kiva loan ahead of the festive season. She has wished all Kiva lenders happy holidays. Irene is 35 years old and wants to make this festive season colorful for her two children. She is a dairy and crop farmer living in Kerugoya, Kenya, a land of seemingly never-ending beauty.

In the modern world, agriculture has become exceedingly dynamic. There is a need to use improved farming inputs for effective production. These include high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers.

Irene has learned that Juhudi Kilimo has intervened in the activities of rural, smallholder farmers and is giving them financial support in the form of loans to enable them to access income-generating assets and farming inputs. Irene has used this loan to purchase farm inputs such as high-quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, which she will use on her farm to boost her yields.

Please lend to this industrious woman so that she can save for her children's education.