A loan helped ever-smiling single woman to buy farm inputs, such as certified quality seeds and fertilizer, to improve her crops.


Phoebe's story

Phoebe, 62, is a single woman who's been a smallholder farmer a few years. Over this time, she's gathered a lot of experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village.

Her primary sources of income have been livestock and various crops. Phoebe is very passionate about farming and loves cultivating. She's an honest, hardworking, loyal person who's dedicated to her farm because it enables her to support her family's needs.

Although she earns a profit from farming, Phoebe's standard of living is not comfortable. She's always wanted to increase her income by buying quality seeds and other farm inputs. She's requested this loan to make these investments and improve her crop farming.

Kenya's Nyeri area, one of the country's most populated regions, has a high demand for food. This means Phoebe could increase her profits by meeting the existing demand for crops.

Phoebe is grateful that Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with Kiva lenders to help hardworking and honest women farmers like herself turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing. She's confident this loan will help her and that she'll be able to improve her standard of living by satisfying local demand for crops. Phoebe is a special person and is grateful for the help and support of her Kiva lenders.


This loan is special because:

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



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