Total loan: $550


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Kapcherop, , Kenya / Agriculture

Carolyne's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy farming inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient rich organic manure/ fertilisers to improve her corn farm.

Carolyne's story

Carolyne is a 27-year-old mother of three children living in Kapcherop, a remote area located on a gentle plain beyond which the land ascends into the Rift Valley highlands of 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 source of income is from milk from their dairy farm, but they are also involved in other crop farming activities, including growing maize.

Access to modern quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However in Kenya, a developing country, fertilisers and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers.

Since Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers attest that there has been a significant improvement in available inputs.

Carolyne is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich organic manure/fertilisers.

Your loan will enable her to improve her production through their use, which will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the marketplace, generate more income to repay the loan, and improve her family's quality of life.

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