Total loan: $300


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Nandi Hills, Nandi County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy inputs, such as fertilizers to improve her banana crop farm.

Ledisha's story

Ledisha (pictured above together with her farming neighbor) is a self-driven mother who believes she has what it takes to make a difference in her remote village and farm. Her children are the greatest thing in her life and make her feel accomplished. She started practicing mixed dairy and crop farming many years ago, because of her zeal and drive.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs 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. Farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in farm input availability since Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya.

Ledisha is requesting this loan to buy inputs, such as fertilizers to improve her banana crop farm. Increased output will result in increased income. Ledisha will use this income to repay her loan, pay school fees for her children and improve the lifestyle of her family. She anticipates a better harvest this season after obtaining this Kiva loan. Ledisha is very grateful in advance.