Total loan: $1,225


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fertilizer and high-quality seeds and use the profits from increased sales to support her family.

Magdaline's story

Meet Magdaline (52), an easy-going mum who always smiles.

With her great drive and perseverance, Magdaline has been a successful mixed farmer and has been able to support her family. Magdaline is a proud owner of a small parcel of land on which she has been practicing mixed farming for the past few years. Like many other farmers in Eldoret, Kenya, Magdaline grows maize, which is a staple crop that she has been planting for as long as she can remember and also she keeps cows.

Over time, the fertility of her land has started to dwindle, and her maize yields are decreasing with each season. Magdaline’s farmland has also been affected by weeds. Juhudi Kilimo has partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers like Magdaline now can buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs to use on their farms.

Magdaline is humbly seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her fill the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and elevate the quality of life for her family. Magdaline wants her next season to begin on a high note and on a good footing. Support this farmer and lend now. Magdaline is really grateful to have a chance like this.