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Total loan: $375

Christopher

Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer, to improve his farm's output and earn a profit so he can educate his children.


Christopher's story

Christopher is a 45-year-old father of seven children living in Kapsowar, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands that favor large-scale grain farming, dairy, and horticultural farming. He spends a considerable amount of time taking care of his family as well as his farm.

Christopher has made profits and earned independence and job security over the last twenty years. He grows maize and also keeps dairy cows. He has gained much experience through these years of farming.

Although Christopher has been making a profit through farming, not everything has been easy for this humble and industrious father. His farm has not been producing a good harvest lately due to lack of fertilizer and good seeds, and the presence of pests and disease. He is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer, to improve his farm's output and earn a profit so he can educate his children.

Unlike most micro-finance organizations in Kenya, which have very complicated procedures that discourage smallholder farmers, Juhudi Kilimo is working closely with Kiva to make loans for smallholder farmers easy and convenient. Through this intervention, the movement of funds in rural communities has increased, thereby alleviating rural poverty. Christopher is very thankful for this gesture of goodwill in his life.