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Total loan: $650


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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer to cultivate crops for this woman with a good credit history.

Consolata's story

Consolata is 70 years old and has three children. She is a rural smallholder farmer from the Kitale area of Kenya. Consolata was born into a family where farming skills were passed from one generation to another. She did not have an alternative way of making an income and so she ventured into farming.

Access to modern, quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, the amount of fertilizer and seeds allocated by the government does not meet the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, 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 farm inputs.

Consolata is requesting a loan to buy quality seeds to use on her farm to improve her cane production, make more profits and pay her children's school fees. She always works to improve her family’s living conditions. Consolata's biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family to secure her children’s futures. She would like to have a modern house.