Total loan: $575
Kapcherop, , Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to improve the quality of her produce, earn more profits, and elevate her standard of living.
Irine plans to use her wits in farming to enable her to arrive at her goals. She has great dreams and ambitions in her life. She has been actively involved in maize farming and she makes handsome profits. She is married and lives in Kapcherop with her lovely family. Her children adore their mum for the selflessness she has portrayed in making provisions for them. Irine ventured into farming a few years ago. Her primary income sources are crops and animal products. The quality of Irine’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales. Access to modern-quality farm inputs (fertilizers and hybrid seeds) 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. Irine is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce. 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 the availability of inputs. Irine is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops and subsequently increase her profits. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her beautiful children.