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Total loan: $800

Joyce

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litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve productivity and generate more income for home improvements.


Joyce's story

Joyce is a 66-year-old woman and lives in the beautiful land of Litein, Kenya. She is among the most successful clients of Juhudi Kilimo, a microfinance institution that deals only with smallholder farmers in rural parts of Kenya. Joyce is married to a fellow farmer. Her family's main source of income is milk from their dairy farm, but they are also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing different crops.

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, 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.

Joyce is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Your loan will enable her to improve her crop production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt. She also hopes to improve her house.