Total loan: $1,200


Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as good fertilizer and good-quality seeds, to increase production and assure her children of a good future.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth’s success in farming is primarily based on her hard work. Her passion for farming and her endless desire to see smiles on the faces of her family members has pushed her to work tirelessly. Elizabeth has been a mixed farmer for ten years, rearing dairy cows and growing crops for exchange. She also runs a posho mill (pictured above) business, where she charges her customers in exchange for grinding maize. Through these activities, her children are attending school . Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer 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. Elizabeth is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, like good fertilizer and good-quality seeds to increase production and assure her children of a good future. 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. To others it might just be a mere loan, but to Elizabeth it’s the biggest opportunity she will have this season to change her life. Kindly lend to her today.