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Total loan: $200

Nancy

Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy different varieties of cereals to sell in the local market.


Nancy's story

Nancy is 47 years old and has eight children. She is a farmer who resides in a remote village in Kitale. She is motivated to work hard so that her children will have a bright future and her aging parents will have a comfortable life. Because of the immense knowledge she has of farming, farmers from her village seek her technical advice.

Although Nancy makes a profit from farming, she is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by selling cereals. She requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo, which she will use to buy different varieties of cereals, such as maize, to sell in the local market. Her remote area, one of the country's most populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Nancy could increase her profits by satisfying the local demand and thus better support her family.

Ever since Juhudi Kilimo agreed to join hands with Kiva, thousands of smallholder farmers in Kenya have benefited from loans. Unlike local money lenders who charge exorbitant interest on loans, Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva have entered into a partnership that aims at improving the lives of smallholder farmers through providing them with loans and encouraging them to save.