Total loan: $500


Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs such as nutrient-rich fertilizer and certified seed to boost her yields and improve her sales.

Jackline's story

Jackline (32 years old mom of 7) grew up in one of the poorest villages in Kenyenya, Kenya, but her story of success rings differently in everyone’s mind. She has worked hard to change her family’s fortunes.

It is through farming that Jackline is able to provide decent meals in her home. She loves attending to various farming activities such as spraying, irrigation, harvesting and rearing her livestock.

Jackline is married and blessed with cute and well-disciplined children. She has been farming for the last few years. Though she has gathered much experience in this business, she is not comfortable with the little she earns having invested so much of her time and effort.

Jackline has requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo, after realizing that they are in partnership with Kiva, and that they are willing to help her realize her dreams. She will use the loan to buy fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap the best profits, and expand her business.

For a woman like Jackline, accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kenyenya area where she lives, is very challenging. Jackline feels relieved knowing there are institutions that help enterprising women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, secure her children’s future, and buy a home.