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Total loan: $600

Mercy

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litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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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.


Mercy's story

Mercy is 33 years old and the proud mother of 3 children, whom she loves.

She is an active woman who works in agricultural activities with skills that she learned from her parents. In addition to engaging in some small business activities, Mercy has been a very hardworking mixed farmer, growing crops and keeping cows. Through these activities, she has been able to earn a decent and honest income.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs (high-nutrient fertilizer and hybrid seeds) is the pillar of 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 into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in input availability.

Mercy is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizer. 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.

To others, it might just be a mere loan, but to Mercy, it’s the biggest opportunity she will have this season to change her life.