A loan of $600 helped to buy cereals to sell at her local market.


Ruth's story

Wonderful Kiva lenders.

Eldoret, Kenya, is a town that is famous for producing some of the world’s prominent long-distance runners. It also has a lot of small farmers who work the land and raise animals. Unfortunately, these farmers face many challenges, including the high cost of farm inputs.

Ruth has experienced these challenges, but she always finds a way to pull through. She is from a rural village in the outskirts of Eldoret. Ruth is elegant and admirable in spirit and effort. She is a role model, a mentor, and an inspiration to many young farmers in her village because of her resilience despite personal challenges, and her passion for supporting her family as the primary caregiver.

For the past 10 years, Ruth has been involved in mixed farming. Her primary sources of income have been growing maize and vegetables and keeping goats and dairy cows. She has been able to provide nutritious food for her family.

Now Ruth is requesting a loan to buy cereals to sell at the market in her village. Her remote village has a ready market for cereals, but the main challenge is a lack of cereals. With this loan, she will be able to sell cereals and meet the local demand. Ruth awaits your kindness. Be inspired to lend to her today.


This loan is special because:

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



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