Total loan: $650
Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables.
Hello Kiva community! Susana is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Eldoret area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education. Susana has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. The Eldoret area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 65,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits and increase her business. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Eldoret, is very challenging, but Susana feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, secure her children’s future, and to buy a home.