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Total loan: $1,200
Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture
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Alice's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy cereals to sell in her remote village, and hence improve her living conditions.
42-year-old Alice has never set foot in any higher learning institution, but she is an accomplished farmer from the Eldoret area of Kenya, and commands a lot of respect. She is happily married and, together with her handsome husband, is blessed with four adorable children. For the past ten years, she has been involved in mixed and dairy farming. Because of the immense knowledge she has of farming, farmers from her village seek technical advice from her on the best dairy farming techniques. Alice is the breadwinner for her family, and this really pushes her to work hard so that her children will have a bright future, and her aging parents will have a comfortable life. Although she makes a profit from farming, she is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by selling cereals. She is seeking this loan to buy cereals. Kenya's Eldoret area, one of the country's populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Alice could increase her profits and satisfy the demand that is there. Accessing funds has been a challenge for Alice. But she now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with Kiva lenders to help aspiring women farmers, like her, turn their farming dreams into reality, through training and loan financing. Increased profits will allow Alice to repay this loan and secure the future for her school-going children.