A loan of $375 helps to buy farming inputs which she will use to optimize her production and make more income for her family.


Sicily's story

Sicily is a 34-year-old mother living in Kerugoya, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands that favor large-scale grain farming, dairy and horticultural farming. She is a mixed dairy and crop farmer who has farmed for the past 10 years. Sicily has always had bigger dreams for her family.

She is seeking this loan to buy farming inputs which she will use to optimize her production and make more income for her family. In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most competitive industries, especially due to the high costs of operations necessary to improve farming. Such costs include the cost of land acquisition and inputs which have always skyrocketed. To meet the high costs of inputs, farmers have been forced to borrow from financial institutions which sometimes impose very complicated procedures in loan distribution. Some farmers and especially women end up in hopelessness, despondency and lack of morale to invest in agriculture.

Sicily hopes that Kiva lenders will respond positively to her loan request.


This loan is special because:

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

David, Kiva staff

David
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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.