Total loan: $700


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm supplies such as seeds, fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide.

Nelly's story

Nelly is the 32-year-old smallholder woman who has wide experience in crop farming. She has mastered farming activities such as growing, caring, and harvesting, and earns income from her crops.

Nelly lives with her family in Nyamira, a town in an area with vast agricultural potential, numerous small farms, and large agricultural enterprises. Access to modern-quality farm supplies is the key to success. 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 in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can affirm that there has been a significant improvement in supply availability. Nelly is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide.

Your loan will allow her to improve her production through the use of quality farm supplies. In this time, when the Covid-19 pandemic has affected food systems, food security, and agricultural livelihoods, she is especially grateful to be able to ask for the support of Kiva lenders.