Total loan: $475


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as high-quality fertilizers to help a mom improve her crop yields and use the profits to pay tuition fees for her child.

Mercy's story

Mercy (22) is a mother of one school-going child living in Eldoret, a town that hosts champions. To her, farming is not only a talent but also the most profitable business that she knows. This enterprising farmer began farming a few years ago.

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, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement of availability of inputs.

Mercy is seeking this loan to buy farm inputs such as high-quality fertilizers to improve her crop yields and generate more income to improve the quality of life for her family. The returns from the investment will change her life and that of her entire household because she will use the additional income to raise their standard of living and pay for her child's education. Mercy has thanked her lenders for their generous support.