A loan helped to buy farming inputs, such as quality seeds, to use on her farm and thus enable a single mom to earn profits to pay her children's school fees.

Veronica's story

Living as a single parent has not been easy for Veronica (a 39-year-old mother of three children). She has faced challenges of financial imbalance and also shouldering a load that is typically carried by two. However, she has never abandoned her children. She raises crops and does dairy farming. Through these ventures, she is able to pay school fees for two of her children, who are currently in school.

Access to modern, quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seeds allocated by the government are 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.

A loan helps Veronica to buy farming inputs, such as quality seeds, to use on her farm to improve her crop production and make more profits so she can pay her children's school fee debt.

She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, to secure her children’s future, and to have a modern house.

This loan is special because:

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

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