Total loan: $300


Chuka, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

Alice's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy inputs such as certified seeds and fertilizer to improve her farm and make more profits to pay school fees for her two children.

Alice's story

Alice is 32-years old and has two children who are in school. She lives in Chuka, a remote area located on a gentle plain before the ascent into the central highlands of Kenya. Alice is very hardworking and determined to succeed and give her family a solid reputation.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high costs of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs include the cost of land acquisition and inputs, which have skyrocketed. To meet the high costs of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions that sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distribution. Some farmers, and especially women, end up in hopelessness and despondency, and lack the morale to invest in agriculture.

Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement of input availability than before. That is why Alice has chosen to borrow this loan and buy inputs to improve her farm. Be inspired to support this humble mother especially during this tough time of global economic recession.