Total loan: $1,125


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Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

Risper's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped a single mother to buy high quality certified seeds and fertilizer in order to improve production, generate more income, and improve her quality of life.

Risper's story

Risper (41-year-old single mom of four) is a humble mother. She is a repeat borrower from Nyamira, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands which favor large-scale grain farming, dairy and crop farming.

She is a skilled farmer with many years of experience under her belt. Her family's main source of income is milk from their dairy farm. However, they are also involved in other agricultural activities and growing different crops.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of 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 inputs availability.

Risper is seeking a loan to buy farming supplies such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer. Your loan will enable her to use quality supplies to improve her farm's production. This boost will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market, and it will also generate more income so she may repay her loan and improve her family's quality of life.

Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers like Risper from Nyamira can now buy important supplies to use on their farms.