A loan helped to buy farming inputs to improve her production so that she can earn more income to support her family.


Antonella's story

Antonella is a first-time Kiva borrower. She is a 27-year-old mother who lives in Nakuru, a town that lies 1,850 meters above sea level in the highlands of Kenya. The temperate climate is favorable for growing coffee, wheat, barley, maize, beans, and potatoes. Antonella is a mixed farmer who has been farming for the past two years. Through farming, she has changed her family’s fortunes.

She is seeking a loan to buy farming inputs to improve her production so that she can earn more income to support her family. Access to quality farm inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides) is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. In Kenya, which is a developing country, the allocation of fertilizers and seeds from the government is below the needs of farmers. A loan to Antonella means a lot during this time when the world is focused on combating COVID-19.


This loan is special because:

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



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