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Total loan: $975

Evalyne

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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as high-nutrient fertilizers to improve her tea crop on her farm.


Evalyne's story

Evalyne (pictured here on her tea crop farm plucking her tea) is a responsible woman of 32 years old. She is the proud mother of 4 cute children who she really adores and cherishes. She is an active woman who works in agricultural activities, a skill that she inherited from her parents.

In addition to engaging in some small business activities, Evalyne is a very hardworking mixed farmer, growing tea and crops and keeping dairy cows. She never had the opportunity to advance her education, but this did not kill her dream of wanting to succeed in life.

Although she dearly loves crops farming, her farm is at risk of attack by crop pests and diseases. For a poor rural farmer, treating crop diseases requires an increase in the total operational costs to the extent that, in most cases, the amount of capital invested to produce a desired yield surpasses the output harvested. The remedy is to use certified seeds that are resistant to pests and diseases.

Evalyne is requesting a loan to purchase farming inputs such as high-nutrient fertilizers to improve her tea crop yield and make more profit from sales in order to support her family.

Unlike local money lenders who charge exorbitant interests on loans, Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva have entered into a partnership that aims to improve the lives of smallholder farmers through providing them with loans and encouraging them to save.