A loan helped a single Mom to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and quality fertilizer, to improve her crop farming.


Beatrice's story

The nice woman who appears in the photo is Beatrice. She is a single, 41 year old woman with two children. Beatrice is an ever-smiling woman who is not deterred by the difficulties she encounters in her quest for success. Beatrice has lovely children who help her in her day-to-day farming activities.

Like many farmers from Kerugoya, Beatrice keeps dairy cows and grows crop produce and maize, a staple crop that she has been planting for as long as she can remember. Over time, the fertility of her land has started to decline and her maize and crop yields are decreasing with each season. Her farmland has also been affected by weeds.

Beatrice is currently requesting a loan from Juhudi Kilimo, a Kiva field partner, to buy quality fertilizer and high-quality seeds to improve her crop farm. Through this loan, she expects to increase her crop production, improve the harvest, and earn a higher income. Thus, this loan will help her to change her living standard.

Beatrice is confident that, if you lend to her, her next planting season will be good. She thanks you wholeheartedly for your previous help and hopes for your warm response.


This loan is special because:

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



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