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Total loan: $350

Selina

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Maua, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers.


Selina's story

Greetings from Maua, Kenya! This is Selina (51 years old mom of 6), pictured carrying one of her child, is a hardworking mother who is a picture of beauty and has a captivating smile. Selina is the true definition of a hard worker and a happy mother. She is a farmer in Maua, an area endowed with natural streams. Selina grows crops and engages in dairy farming. She produces milk and crops for commercial purposes. Selina also grows maize for food and sales. These commercial activities place her in a better position to engage in other agricultural businesses, which she does. Access to modern, quality farm inputs is the pillar of 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 in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement on input availability than was previously available. Selina is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. Through this intervention, she will be able to improve the quality of her farm products and attract more buyers, leading to more profits.