Total loan: $575


Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers which will help a mother, who is a high-flier, improve her farm.

Stella's story

Stella (35 years old, a mother of 3 school-going children) is very hardworking and a high-flier. She hails from a remote village in the Eldoret area of Kenya. This area has tough living conditions, and to survive, you must have tough skin. Stella has defied all odds and has chosen to work hard so that she can meet the requirements of her loving family. She is the only breadwinner.

Stella practices agricultural and dairy animal farming. Stella works on her farm, growing different crops and rearing dairy cows. She has not been using farming inputs like nutrient-rich fertilizers and seeds. Through farming and work ethics, she has made tremendous progress for her family.

Access to modern-quality farming inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer, and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Farmers can attest to that, since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, there has been a significant improvement in input availability than before.

Stella has requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo via Kiva lenders in order to purchase farming inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to boost the quality of her produce, increase her profits, and elevate her standard of living. The loan you give Stella will have a lasting impact in her heart, and she will forever be indebted to the lenders.