A loan helped to hire farm laborers who will help her improve her production to make more income for her family.


Mary's story

Mary is 63 years old and has a child under her care. She is a hardworking woman and a living example of true resilience. Mary has supported her family through mixed dairy and crop farming for the past twenty-five years. Thanks to her work, passion, and determination, she has been able to move her family ahead.

Mary is seeking this loan to hire farm laborers who will help her improve her production to make more income for her family. Unlike local money lenders who charge exorbitant interest on loans, Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva have entered into a partnership that aims at improving the lives of smallholder farmers through providing them with loans and encouraging them to save. Mary has welcomed the warm support of Kiva lenders during this tough global economic recession.


This loan is special because:

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



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