Total loan: $200


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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a single mom to buy farm inputs such as seeds and quality fertilizers to improve her crop farming.

Agnes's story

Growing up in East Africa comes with its own shares of problems, but growing up in Eldoret, Kenya, is a real struggle. Agnes, who is a 59-year-old single mother of 4 school-going children, grew up and lives in Kitale with her children. She is a mum who has advanced to being one of the most respected women in her village.

Farming is the main economic activity in her village. In the Kitale area, smallholder farmers have dominated the region, undertaking various farming activities on their farms. Unfortunately, these farmers face many challenges, including the high cost of farming inputs. Access to high-quality farming inputs (fertilizers and high quality seeds) is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, the allocation of fertilizers and seeds by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholders in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement on input availability.

Agnes has requested a loan that she will use to buy farming inputs, such as fertilizers and high quality seeds. This will enable her to improve her production. 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 her children's quality of life. Lenders, kindly support her!