Total loan: $200


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Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy inputs and expand her horticulture farm.

Millicent's story

Millicent is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Bungoma 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.

Millicent owns a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education, but is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Bungoma area is a favourable one for farming, so she is seeking a 20,000 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 Bungoma, is very challenging, but Millicent 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 buy a home.