Total loan: $475


Matuu, Machakos County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and, as a forward-looking woman, to elevate her living standard.

Helen's story

Having been connected to Kiva, Helen demonstrates a very high level of confidence for success this year 2020. It is her hope that she will be able to turn everything in her life around and give her five children a great deal of success. Helen (a repeat borrower) derives income to provide for her family through dairy and crop farming. Through farming, she has made her life meaningful and derives maximum benefits.

The quality of her crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales. Access to modern-quality farm 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. Helen is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce. Since Juhudi Kilimo, who is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in input availability than before. Helen is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and, subsequently, increase her profits. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her beautiful children.