A loan helped to start an agro vet business (a shop selling farm inputs such as animal feed, drugs, and pesticides) and help farmers access inputs at cheaper prices.

Nzunga's story

Nzunga is a fearless farmer from a remote village in Kakamega, Kenya, who has defied the common thinking among Kenyans that agriculture is old-fashioned. She is a humble mum with very beautiful kids. Her primary source of income is milk from her cows, and she also grows maize on their farm. She also runs a side business (a sewing business).

Although she earns handsome profits from farming, Nzunga faces one big challenge: the high price of fertilizers, seedlings and other farming inputs. This is a result of the monopoly that is enjoyed by the only agro vet store in her area. The dealer caters to many smallholder farmers who depend solely on her for agricultural inputs. He has been making a big profit off farmers by charging them extra.

Nzunga wants both to change this and seize a good business opportunity as well. She has applied for a 40,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to open her own agrovet shop and tap into the agricultural market. She will also be helping the smallholder farmers in her area who for a long time have had a serious problem accessing affordable farm inputs. Be a part of Nzunga’s dream by helping her with a loan.

This loan is special because:

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

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