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Total loan: $400

Stella

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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides.


Stella's story

Stella is 28 years old, married, and has children. Her husband is a farmer. She is a rural smallholder farmer from the Kitale area of Kenya. Her family's main income source is from the sale of milk from their dairy farm. However, they are also involved in other agricultural activities, such as growing crops.

The biggest problem that farmers from Stella's region face is the huge deficit in terms of access to agricultural inputs, meaning that farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be. Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers from her village, like Stella, can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.

Stella requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo, which she will use to buy farm inputs, such as seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides. The loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her house.