A loan of $700 helps to buy farming inputs, such as seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers, to improve her harvest and her hopes of success.

Mary's story

Mary (54 years old mom of 3), a repeat Kiva borrower, has always dreamed of living a comfortable life and being able to support her children. Today, she has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. Thanks to her determination on her mixed farm, all of her children are in school. She loves attending to various farming activities, such as harvesting.

In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high cost of operations necessary to improve farming. Such expenses include the cost of land acquisition and inputs, which have skyrocketed. To meet the high cost of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions, which sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distribution.

Mary is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizers, to help improve her farm. Her remote area has a high demand for food, and through this loan she will be able to meet the demand and improve her living conditions. Light up her hopes of success with just 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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