A loan of $425 helps to buy organic fertilizer and seeds to improve her crop production.


Miriam's story

Miriam (34) is the woman in the photo. She is a polite, devoted, responsible, and hardworking mother. Miriam raises animals and cultivates different crops.

Miriam started doing this type of work out of financial necessity. Over time, the fertility of her land started to decline and her crop yields diminished with each season. Her farmland has been overrun by weeds.

Access to modern quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is inadequate to meet the needs of farmers.

Juhudi Kilimo, which has partnered with Kiva, has ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, who can attest that there has been a significant improvement of input availability.

Miriam is requesting a loan from Juhudi Kilimo in order to buy fertilizer and high-quality seeds to improve her crop farm. With this loan, she expects to increase her crop production, improve her harvest, and earn a higher income. This will eventually lead to an improvement in her living standards.

Miriam is confident that her next planting season will be good. She thanks the lenders wholeheartedly for their previous help and hopes to have their warm response again.

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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.