Total loan: $675


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Chuka, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to improve her output, generate more sales revenue, and raise the living standards of her family.

Pamela's story

Meet Pamela (31), a strong-minded woman who lives on her farm in a humble village near Chuka town in Kenya. Chuka has favorable weather conditions that support maize farmers. Pamela is blessed with a beautiful family.

Pamela is a crop farmer and she also rears dairy cows. She has achieved meaningful accomplishments in life through farming.

Access to modern, quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocations by the government are way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which 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.

The biggest challenge for farmers, especially in Chuka, is the high cost of farming inputs. Pamela is seeking this loan to buy inputs such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her farm yields. The returns from the investment will change her life and that of her entire household. Through your loan, 2020 will mark a great turning point for her.