Total loan: $1,125


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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy certified nutrient-rich fertilizers to help improve her tea crop farm.

Naum's story

Naum, a 35-year-old single mom of 3 pictured outside her house, lives in the beautiful land of Kericho, Kenya. She is arguably among the most successful clients of Juhudi Kilimo, a microfinance institution that deals only with smallholder farmers in rural parts of Kenya.

Her family's main income source is sale of 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, 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.

Naum is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified nutrient-rich fertilizers to help improve her tea crop farm. Your loan will enable her to improve her tea crop production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for tea in the market and generate more income to repay the loan.