A loan helped to buy farm implements.


Jane's story

Jane’s story is of an honest, hardworking, warrior woman who left everything to raise her 5 children. With very few resources, she has pulled through. Jane is a responsible and diligent smallholder farmer from Kipsara village. She is involved in dairy and maize/corn farming, and she also has a side hustle business (motorbike). Her work brings home important income. She gets help with the work from her family members.

Jane is seeking a loan to purchase quality farm inputs. Jane will use the money from your loan to buy important supplies, such as herbicides and pesticides, to manage weeds and preserve harvested produce. She also plans to use part of the money to pay laborers, loaders, and transporters. Jane is optimistic that this year's harvest will be better than last season's. Income from the dairy business will be used to make initial loan repayments until the crops are harvested and sold.

Most microfinance organizations, particularly in the Kitale area of Kenya, don’t give loans to smallholder farmers, but Juhudi Kilimo is different. Juhudi Kilimo is expanding into this market and is happy to provide Kiva lenders with the opportunity to support Kenyan smallholder farmers. Be inspired; make a loan!


This loan is special because:

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



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