Total loan: $500


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, 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.

Rudiah's story

Rudiah has been through many adversities; however, she has always had the strength to overcome them and move forward with her two children. One of the most hardworking women on planet earth, Rudiah is a 48-year-old go-getter from a remote village in the Kenyenya area of Kenya.

Rudiah 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 Kenyenya area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 50,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo. She will use it to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seed to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kenyenya, is very challenging. Rudiah feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva and the wonderful lenders that help hardworking women like her. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her parents and children by herself and to buy a home.

Rudiah is so thankful to lenders in advance.