Total loan: $425


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litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

Jane's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as organic fertilizers to expand her corn farm and use the profits to support her family.

Jane's story

Jane is the 47-year-old mom of three school-going children. She lives in the Litein area of Kenya.

Despite the importance of farming to Litein’s economy, micro-finance institutions don't lend to smallholder farmers. Juhudi Kilimo is expanding into this market and happy to provide the Kiva community with the opportunity to support Kenyan farmers.

Being the sole breadwinner in her household, Jane works hard to ensure that she achieves her goals and objectives. Her major source of income is selling her farm produce, such as maize, milk and crops. Although Jane has been earning some income from her farm, not everything has been easy for this enterprising woman. Her farm’s produce has declined due to lack of fertilizer and good seeds, and the presence of pests and diseases.

That's why Jane is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizers and good quality seeds, to expand her crop farm. Through this loan, she'll be assured a bumper harvest, which will mean more profits and income, and be able to expand her enterprise. Jane hopes you'll consider her request for this loan. It will change her life and the welfare of her family.