Total loan: $475


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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy quality farming inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers.

Ruth's story

Ruth, a 61-year-old widowed mom of 6, is a caring woman from the Kitale area, which is a luxuriant crop region. Ruth is very passionate and hardworking, and is eager to learn and take on new challenges. These qualities have propelled her into becoming one of the most respected farmers in her village.

Ruth sells crops produced on her farm. She also engages in a personal business to make ends meet. This level of success has been fueled by her perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm, among other things.

Access to quality seeds and fertilizer is the key ingredient to agricultural success. However, in Kenya, a developing and third-world country, the government's allocation of fertilizer and seed is way below the needs of farmers. Ever since Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, there has been a significant improvement in input availability. The farmers can attest to this improvement.

Ruth is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Your loan will enable her to improve her crop production through the use of quality farm inputs.

Ruth hopes to generate more income to repay the loan and improve her family's quality of life. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her household.