100%

funded

Total loan: $300

Christine

Makutano, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

Christine's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!


A loan helped to buy farming inputs, such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, to improve her farm yields and also build a modern house.


Christine's story

Get to know Christine (pictured outside her grass thatched house). She is a strong-minded woman who lives on her farm in a humble village, near Makutano town of Kenya. Makutano has favorable weather conditions that support maize farmers. Christine is blessed with beautiful children, and she works hard to ensure they get a decent lifestyle. Christine is a crop farmer, although she also rears dairy cows and keeps sheep.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocations by the government are way below the needs of farmers. 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. The biggest challenge for farmers, especially in Makutano, is the high cost of farming inputs.

Christine is seeking this loan so that she can use it to buy farming inputs, such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, to improve her farm yields. The returns from the investment will change her life and that of her entire household, as she will use the additional income to raise their living standards and pay for her children's education.

Through your loan, 2020 will mark a great turning point for her.