A loan of $575 helps to buy farm inputs such as certified quality seeds and fertilizer, to improve her crops.


Miriam's story

Miriam (52) is a smallholder farmer. She has been farming for the past few years. Over this time, she has gathered a lot of experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village.

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

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

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

Miriam 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 is confident that this loan will help her and that she will be able to improve her standard of living through satisfying local demand for crops.

Miriam 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.

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.