Total loan: $350


Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds.

Martha's story

Martha is a hard-working rural smallholder farmer, with the drive that gives her an edge against other farmers from the Kitale 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.

Martha has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. The Kitale area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 35,000 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.

Martha 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.