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Total loan: $1,400


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

Truphena's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her crop farming.

Truphena's story

Truphena is 66 years old and lives in the Eldoret area of Kenya. She is a rural, smallholder farmer, and a mother who earned her knowledge in farming from her parents. She also has a small personal business.

She is determined to pass on this knowledge to her village counterparts in the Eldoret area of Kenya. Through experience based on curiosity and her natural abilities, Truphena has emerged as one of the most respected farmers in her village.

Although she makes a profit from farming, Truphena is not comfortable, and has always wanted to increase her income by buying seeds, so that she can plant them and sell the crops. This is why she is requesting this loan. She wants to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, to improve her crop farming.

Truphena’s remote area has a high demand for food. This means that she could increase her profits and meet the local demand for crop products.

Truphena feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with the wonderful Kiva lenders to help hardworking and honest women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and microfinancing.

Truphena believes that this loan will be of help, and that she will be able to meet the local demand for crops.