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Total loan: $500

Faith

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Maua, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and, as a woman, to elevate her living standards.


Faith's story

Meet Faith(35 years old mom of 3), a smallholder woman who is very proactive in her approach to her farm decisions. She takes all responsibilities in her farm at heart and works towards her goals. She is determined to succeed and give her family a better lifestyle. Faith is a mixed dairy and crop farmer. Being an agricultural producer, she is very committed to pursuing the dream of purchasing her own home. The quality of Faith’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales. Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seeds allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Faith is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce. Since Juhudi Kilimo, who 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 input availability than before. Faith is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and, subsequently, increase her profits. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her beautiful children.