A loan helped to buy quality farming inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, which she plans to use on her farm to improve her production in 2019.
Violet (a 50-year-old mom of 5) is a caring mom from the Kakamega area, which is a luxuriant crop and dairy region. Violet is very passionate and hardworking, and is eager to learn and take on new challenges. These qualities have propelled her into becoming one of the most respected farmers in her village.
Violet sells crops produced on her farm. She also engages in a personal business to make ends meet. This level of success has been fueled by her perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm, among other things.
Access to modern, quality seeds and fertilizer is the key ingredient to agricultural success. However, in Kenya, a developing and third-world country, the government's allocation of fertilizer and seed is way below the needs of farmers. Ever since Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, there has been a significant improvement in input availability. The farmers can attest to this improvement.
Violet is requesting a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers. Your loan will enable her to improve crop production through the use of quality farm inputs.
Violet hopes to generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life, including educating her children. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her household.
This loan is special because:
It finances smallholder farmers to purchase dairy cows, chickens, cereals, farm inputs and farming equipment.