A loan helped to buy farming inputs, such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers, to improve her output.


Judith's story

Meet Judith (31), a strong-minded woman who lives on her farm in a humble village near Kisumu in Kenya. Kisumu has favourable weather conditions that support maize farmers. Judith is blessed with a beautiful family. Judith is a crop farmer. She has achieved meaningful accomplishments in life through farming.

Access to modern, quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocations by the government are far below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in input availability. The biggest challenge for farmers, especially in Kisumu, is the high cost of farming inputs.

Judith is seeking this loan to buy inputs, such as hybrid seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, to improve her farm yields. The returns from the investment will change her life and that of her entire household. Through your loan, 2021 will mark a great turning point for her.


This loan is special because:

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



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