Total loan: $775


litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase high-quality fertilizer to increase crop productivity and enable profit generation to pay tuition fees for her child returning to school.

Mary's story

Mary is a 61-year-old mother of one child, living in Litein, a town that hosts a number of elite athletes in Kenya.

She is a crop farmer who has farmed for the last ten years, enabling her to support her family.

Mary always works hard to ensure that she is able to lift herself out of the situation and give her family a healthy living. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has been able to empower her children by sending them to school for a good-quality education.

Being the only breadwinner, she ventured into farming to meet the basic needs of her family. Her remote area is suitable for crop farming, and this explains why most of the farmers in this region have engaged in mixed farming.

Earning an income by selling her harvest is the part of farming she enjoys most.

Before joining Juhudi Kilimo, Mary could not access loans from banks because she is a woman and a smallholder farmer. After she joined Juhudi Kilimo, she learned about loan management and agribusiness. Mary also became familiar with Kiva.

She is seeking a loan to purchase high-quality farm inputs to increase her crop farm productivity. This will boost her income so that she can pay school fees for her child. Mary awaits your kindness.