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Total loan: $300

Loice

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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fertilizers to improve the quality of her tea crop products.


Loice's story

Agriculture plays a major role in the economic growth of Kenya through poverty reduction and the creation of employment. For this reason, there is a need to invest in small-holder farmers such as Loice, since they play a major role in transforming the economy. Her curiosity and natural abilities have made her a successful farmer. She is a mother of three children living in Kericho, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands which favor large-scale grain farming, dairy, and tea farming. Loice has made her life meaningful through agricultural production.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. 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 inputs availability than earlier before.

Loice is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve the quality of her tea crop products and increase her income. To others, it might just be a mere loan, but to Loice it’s the biggest opportunity she will have this season of changing her life.