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Total loan: $375

Sipha

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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs to improve her productivity and generate more income to improve her house.


Sipha's story

Sipha, a 32-year-old mom, lives in the beautiful land of Kenyenya, Kenya. She is arguably among the most successful clients of Juhudi Kilimo, a microfinance institution that deals only with smallholder farmers in rural parts of Kenya. Sipha is married to a fellow farmer. Her family's main income source is milk from their dairy goats and cows, but they are also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing various crops. Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, ventured into support for smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in input availability. Sipha is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Your funding will enable her to improve her crop production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market and generate more income to repay the loan debt. She also hopes to improve her house.