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Total loan: $300

Emily

Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for agro vet products, such as organic fertilizers, to help improve her crop farming.


Emily's story

Emily’s smile turns a dark day to a brighter one for everyone she meets. She resides in Kericho, in the Rift valley region of Kenya, where she practices farming and also has a small business of a grain mill pictured above in the business. Emily keeps cows on her farm and has a small garden where she plants different crops. She enjoys plowing her farm and watering her plants. She is a hard worker who cares for both her family and her farm.

Emily is seeking a 30,000 KES loan, which she will use to pay for agro vet products, such as organic fertilizers, to help improve her crop farming. It takes a lot for a smallholder farmer to risk limited resources to expand a farm business. With your help, Emily will be able to pay the high cost of farm inputs necessary for expansion. A significant portion of the profits will be plowed back into the business to fuel growth to set a good foundation for her children.

Unlike most microfinance institutions in Kenya that have imposed very complicated procedures for funds acquisition, thereby discouraging smallholder farmers, Juhudi Kilimo is working closely with Kiva to make loan acquisition for a smallholder farmer easy and convenient. Through this intervention, movement of funds in the rural communities has increased, alleviating rural poverty.

Thank you for supporting Emily.