A loan helped to buy seeds and start horticulture farming.

Nancy's story

Nancy, is a 36-year-old woman, honest and a very hardworking mother. Nancy adores her lovely family very much. She will always do anything good to keep them from going to bed with hungry stomachs.

Nancy hails from the Kericho area of Kenya. She has never had the opportunity to advance her education and get a white collar job, but this has not killed her dream of wanting to succeed in life. She has been farming for the past six years. Throughout these years, she has gathered much experience and has all the farming techniques at her fingertips.

Nancy practices mixed farming on her farm. With her profits, she has managed to take care of her family's needs and give her three children a good education because she believes that education is the only “key" to success.

Nancy is seeking a loan of 100,000 Kenyan shillings to buy seeds and begin horticulture farming on her farm. She wants to take advantage of, and reap more profits from, favorable weather patterns, her village's good road network, good soil and a ready market for horticulture products.

Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with Kiva and Kiva lenders to help hardworking women like Nancy turn their farming dreams into realities through training and loan financing. Her dreams and projections are: by the end of the first year, she will not only be selling in the local market but also in international markets through fruit and vegetable exports. Through this, she will be able to assure her children a secure future and uninterrupted learning because she will be able to pay tuition fees on time.

Nancy is an unselfish mother who also wants to have a positive impact on society. She will do so by employing people to work on her horticulture farm.

This loan is special because:

It finances smallholder farmers to purchase dairy cows, chickens and farming equipment.

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