Total loan: $750


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Makutano, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

Alice's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as high quality seeds and fertilizers to improve productivity on her farm so that she can use the generated profits to pay school fees for her children.

Alice's story

Alice, 49, is a mum of four school-going children who is practical and resourceful. Faced with unemployment, she started practicing mixed farming few years ago. It is through Alice’s perseverance and courage that her children can have a respectable life.

Alice is a hardworking farmer who has been farming for the past 10 years. She has gained so much experience through those years of farming. Alice practices mixed farming. That is, she grows maize and keeps dairy, and through these activities she has been able to earn a decent and honest income.

Access to modern-quality farming is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement on inputs availability than earlier before.

Alice is seeking a loan of KES 80,000 to buy farm inputs, such as high quality seeds and fertilizers, to improve productivity on her farm. Through the loan, Alice will be on her way to a bumper harvest, and this will translate into more profits and cash. The profits she makes will be used to pay school fees for her children.

Kindly lend to make her last half of 2020 great.