A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as quality hybrid seeds and fertilizers to improve his farm so he can use the profits to improve his standard of living.


Vincent's story

Dear Kiva lenders, this is Vincent (pictured above alongside his farming neighbor). He is a 23-year-old father of one school-going child and a resourceful farmer from Kitale. He is respectful, responsible, and hardworking.

Vincent raises animals and crops, which is work that he began out of economic necessity. He started practicing mixed farming a few years ago. Although he has been making profits through his farm, not everything has been easy for this humble and industrious farmer. Due to a lack of fertilizer and seeds, along with the presence of pests and diseases, Vincent’s production has been down.

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in input availability.

Vincent is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as quality hybrid seeds and fertilizers to use on his farm, which will result in improved crop production so he can use the profits to improve his living standard. Vincent wants what any parent would want for his child: a great future. You can help make his dreams come true with a loan. Vincent is really grateful for your help and hopes for your trust and empowerment.


This loan is special because:

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



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