A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve the quality of her farm products and as a single woman, increase her income.
Agriculture plays a major role in the economic growth of Kenya through poverty reduction and creation of employment. For this reason, there is a need to invest in small-holder farmers such as Loice, since they play a major role in transforming the economy. Her curiosity and natural abilities have made her a successful farmer. She is a mother of three children living in Kericho, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands which favor large-scale grain farming, dairy and tea farming. Loice has made her life meaningful through agricultural production.
Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seed allocation by the government is way 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 inputs availability than earlier before.
Loice is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve the quality of her farm products and increase her income. To others, it might just be a mere loan, but to Loice it’s the biggest opportunity she will have this season of changing her life.
This loan is special because:
It finances smallholder farmers to purchase dairy cows, chickens, cereals, farm inputs and farming equipment.