Total loan: $900


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Nyahururu, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizer to improve her output, make more sales revenue, and raise the living standards of her family.

Mary's story

Mary is 33 years old and has three children. She is a repeat kiva borrower who believes that 2020 is her year of success. She has three children who mean the whole world to her. Mary practices crop and dairy farming. To sustain her family, she offers her produce to specific markets with specific needs, thus increasing her revenue. The major challenge that farmers from her area face is unaffordable and scarce farming inputs, meaning that their yields are far below what they could be. Mary has applied for a 90,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farming inputs such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizer. Greater profits from an increased yield will change her life and that of her entire household, because she will be able to raise their living standards and pay for her children's education. Mary has a great desire to succeed and hopes that Kiva lenders will listen to her request and help her better her life. She thanks her lenders for their generous support.