Total loan: $700


Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits, and, as a single mum, to elevate her living standards.

Jane's story

Wonderful Kiva lenders,

Jane is a single mother of four children living in Kericho, a town where the main economic activities include agricultural processing, particularly in horticulture and tea. She is a mixed farmer with ten years of farming experience. The quality of Jane’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs (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. Jane is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce.

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. Jane is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and, subsequently, increase her profits. Jane is very thankful for your support ahead of International Women’s Day.