Total loan: $1,100


Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

Beatrice's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for crop cultivation for this woman with a good credit history.

Beatrice's story

Dear landers, meet Beatrice who is not a first time Kiva borrower! Beatrice (41) is the mother of 2 children and is a rural smallholder farmer from the Kitale area of Kenya. Beatrice is married to a fellow farmer. Her family's main source of income is milk from their dairy farm. However, they are also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing corn.. The biggest problem that farmers from her area face is the huge deficit in terms of access to agricultural inputs, meaning that farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be. Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers from Kitale, like Beatrice, can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms. Beatrice is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her fill the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve the quality of life for her family. She hopes to improve the conditions of her house. Beatrice has successfully repaid her previous loan. Help this mother to accomplish all her dreams with just a loan!