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Total loan: $400

Ursila

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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a water tank to harvest rainwater that normally goes to waste during the rainy season.


Ursila's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Ursila is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Eldoret 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.

Ursila 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 Eldoret area is a favorable one for farming, but the major problem is unreliable rainfall. Ursila 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 otherwise would go to waste, during the rainy seasons. Through this loan her farm will be assured of constant irrigation, and hence, increased productivity.

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