A loan of $475 helps to buy farming inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer, to boost the quality of her produce, increase her profits and elevate her standard of living.


Margaret's story

Hello Kiva community! Margaret (pictured above in her business) is a smallholder farmer practicing dairy, poultry, and crop farming to make a living. She also has a shop to supplement the meagre income she earns from farming. She enjoys farming, for it is her means of securing the basic necessities of life.

In the Molo area of Kenya, where Margaret is from, most people depend on agriculture for a living. Their biggest challenge is the huge deficit in access to agricultural inputs, meaning that farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be.

Juhudi Kilimo has partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services farmers in Molo can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.

Margaret is humbly seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as bean seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides. Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her fill the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan and elevate the quality of life for her family.



Margaret wants to begin the next planting season on a high note and on good footing. Support this mother and loan now.


This loan is special because:

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

David, Kiva staff

David
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.