Total loan: $200
Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce and earn more profits.
Jane, 53, is a mother. Jane lives in Kitale, a town that hosts a number of elite athletes in Kenya. The quality of her produce has been reduced because she uses low quality farming inputs. This has resulted in low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales. Access to modern-quality farm inputs, such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, is a pillar of the agricultural revolution. However in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is far below the needs of farmers. Jane is humbly seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs, such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds, to boost the quality of her produce. Since Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, ventured to improve the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there have been significant improvements in the availability of inputs. Jane 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.