Total loan: $600


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Matuu, Machakos County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as quality certified seeds and fertilizer so she can improve her harvest and support her family.

Colleta's story

A positive attitude and confidence are key qualities that propel Colleta (64 years old and pictured outside her house), a mom of four, in her day-to-day activities. She injects passion and enthusiasm in her work and is full of dreams and aspirations for her life.

She is a smallholder dairy and crop farmer in a remote village in Matuu, Kenya. The biggest problem that farmers in her village face is the huge deficit in access to agricultural inputs such as seeds and fertilizer, which means that their yields and incomes are far below what they could be.

Juhudi Kilimo has partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers from Matuu can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.

Colleta is requesting a loan to buy inputs such as quality certified seeds and fertilizer so she can improve production on her farm. This intervention will help help fill the increasing demand for food in the marketplace and, in the process, generate more income to repay her loan debt and improve the quality of life for her family.