Total loan: $700


Nakuru, Nakuru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as high-quality seeds and good fertilizer, to help improve her crop production so that as a caring mom, she can make profits to support her family.

Jerusa's story

Agriculture is the pillar of economic growth in Kenya. For this reason, there is a need to invest in smallholder farmers such as Jerusa (a 47-year-old mother of four children), since they play a major role in transforming the economy. Jerusa’s determination to persist without giving up hope is her major weapon in fighting poverty. She works hard to meet the demands of her small family, including her children, as well as her farm requirements. Jerusa, a repeat Kiva borrower, has been working on her farm for 20 years. Through farming, Jerusa is able to meet the basic needs of her family.

Jerusa practices crop farming, but she has not been making good profits because of poor farming inputs. That is why she is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs. Through the loan, she will be able to purchase high-quality seeds, good fertilizer, and pesticides that she will use to greatly improve her crop production. Modern farming requires the use of modern techniques and high-quality seeds to ensure a bumper harvest and increased profits. Jerusa is very forward-looking, and her goal for the season is to boost her crop production over the previous year. All this can be achieved through lenders’ help and goodwill. Be inspired and click that "lend" button.