Total loan: $375


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Molo, Nakuru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as seeds and fertilizers, to boost production and to prepare a seedbed.

Emily's story

Most of the Kenyan population directly depends on small-scale farming in rural areas for their livelihood. Meet Emily, who has defied the common thinking of most Kenyans about agriculture. At the age of 50, she has enjoyed the fruits of her farm for many years. She plants maize, potatoes, peas and other vegetables. The farm is in Molo.

Emily practices agriculture with a difference, employing youthful energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge attained from years of experience. To sustain her family, she offers her produce to specific markets with specific needs, thus increasing her revenue.

The major challenge for farmers from her area is unaffordable and scarce farming inputs, meaning that yields are far below what they could be. Emily has applied for a loan of 40,000 Kenyan shillings through Kiva's field partner Kenya ECLOF. She will use the loan to buy farming inputs, such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizer, and to prepare a seedbed to start planting.

Emily is very determined to succeed. Because she is much disciplined with finances, she plans to be able to provide a secure future for herself and educate her children through her accumulated profits.