Total loan: $975


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds, to help this widow, who is the only hope for her children, to make more profits on her farm.

Margaret's story

Margaret has faced many misfortunes in her life. First, she was raised in a poor family and therefore faced a lot of challenges learning. However, she grasped farming activities that have helped her become one of the most skilled farmers in her village, which is in Nyamira Kenya. The situation has become more exorbitant now that she is taking care of her children alone since her husband died.

She is a farmer specializing mainly in mixed dairy and crop production. She is humbly on her knees seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as seeds, to help her expand her corn farm. She is very hardworking and determined to increase her farm's output.

Loans for smallholder farmers, and specifical widows with little, irregular income, and no solid collateral, are hard to come by in Kenya. A few organizations, such as Juhudi Kilimo, support farmers like Margaret.

She has access to income-generating asset loans from Juhudi Kilimo. Juhudi Kilimo facilitates loans that empower widowed smallholder farmers like Margaret because the institution believes that widows should also be given fair chances when it comes to financing.