Total loan: $300


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Nkubu, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs.

Isabella's story

To purchase a house has always been the dream of Isabella, a smallholder farmer who works with a lot of care and perseverance to achieve her objective. Today, she 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 Nkubu area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 30,000 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 Nakuru, is very challenging, but Isabella 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.