Total loan: $1,475


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Limuru, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a water tank and harvest the rainwater.

Jane's story

Hello, Kiva community! Jane is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Limuru 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.

Jane 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 Limuru area is a favorable one for farming, but the major problem is unreliable rainfall. Jane wants to change this, and she is requesting a loan to buy a water tank. The tank will enable her to harvest the rainwater that would otherwise go to waste during the rainy seasons. Through this loan her farm will be assured of constant irrigation, and hence, increased productivity.

Jane is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, to secure her children’s future, and to buy a home.