Total loan: $950


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy quality farming inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, which she plans to use on her farm to improve her production in 2021.

Jackline's story

Jackline (37) is a mother of two school-going children living in Nyamira, a land of seemingly never ending beauty. Having been connected to Kiva, Jackline demonstrates a very high level of confidence for success this year. It is her hope that she will be able to turn everything in her life around and give her school-age children a great deal of success.

Jackline derives income to provide for her family through dairy and crop farming. Through farming, she has made her life meaningful and derives maximum benefits. But the quality of Jackline’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales. Access to modern, high-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.

Jackline is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce. 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 in input availability. Jackline is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and, subsequently, increase her profits. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her beautiful children.