Total loan: $575


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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs, such as nutrient-rich fertilizer, to boost her tea yield and improve her sales.

Joan's story

Joan is 36 years old and has two children. She lives with her family in Kericho, an area that has a history of regular rainfall patterns, which has a direct connection with good agricultural production.

She sells milk, tea, and vegetables produced on her farm. She also engages in a personal business to make ends meet. This level of success has been fueled by her perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm, among other things.

Access to modern-quality seeds and fertilizer is the key ingredient to agricultural success. However, in Kenya, a developing and third-world country, the government's allocation of fertilizer and seed is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, there has been a significant improvement in input availability. The farmers can attest to this improvement.

Joan is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Your loan will enable her to improve tea production through the use of quality farm inputs. Joan hopes to generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life, including educating her children. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her household.