Total loan: $425


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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy seeds and organic fertilizer to use on her newly-expanded crop farmland.

Joanen's story

Joanen, 42 years old, is a mother.

She started farming a few years ago on a small plot of land she acquired. Filled with determination to improve her family's living conditions while not being deterred by her poor financial status, Joanen has decided to expand her existing crop farm. She is kindly seeking a loan to buy seeds and fertilizer to use for this expansion.

Many smallholder farmers in Kitale suffer from lack of access to reliable sources of financing. One objective that Juhudi Kilimo aims for is increasing the ease of access to farm inputs and income-generating assets for farmers. Through the intervention of Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, farming inputs such as fertilizers and seeds have become more accessible to members of Juhudi Kilimo.

Because of the favorable weather and road conditions, Joanen will have an easy time transporting her crop products to the market. Loans are hard to come by in Kenya for small farmers with little, irregular income and no solid collateral. A few organizations, such as Juhudi Kilimo, support farmers like Joanen.

Through this loan, Joanen's dreams will be achieved.