Total loan: $425


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Meru, Meru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs to improve her production and make more profit to support her family.

Stella's story

Stella (a repeat Kiva borrower) is 63 years old and lives in Meru, which is home to the great Mount Kenya, a mountain that overflows with natural beauty. She is a mixed farmer with fifteen years of farming experience. She is a woman who understands that success does not happen overnight, which is why she continues to work hard.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant threat to the economy of Kenya, causing a lot of uncertainty and disrupting food supply chains. Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, is in the front line of combating this pandemic through supporting smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs during this difficult period. Stella is seeking this loan to buy farming inputs to improve her production, thereby making more profit to support her family during this hard economic period. Supporting her with a loan will be key to helping her face the financial crisis that has been brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.