A loan helped to buy cereal grains such as corn and beans from local farmers and resell them to make an income.

Mary's story

Determination is the main driving force that keeps Mary (a 56-year-old mom of 2) moving forward. She is a determined smallholder farmer, despite the challenges she faces in life, at home, and in her farming business. She acknowledges that challenges are there to make her grow stronger each day. Mary is very creative and has the ability to come up with unique new responses to situations. She has the insight to recognize and take up useful new approaches to farming.

Mary is seeking this loan to buy cereals, which she will sell to her customers and earn extra income to support her children, who are in school. Kenya's Busia area, one of the country's populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Mary could increase her profits and satisfy the demand that is there.

Accessing funds has been a challenge for Mary, but since she joined Juhudi, in partnership with Kiva, she feels relieved and happy that her life has transformed. Kindly lend to this determined, humble woman.

This loan is special because:

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

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