Total loan: $1,000


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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

Grace's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds, to enable her to grow more vegetables and use the profits to take her children to school.

Grace's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Get to know Grace (a single mom)! This go-getter is a farmer with 13 years of experience under her belt. She lives with her aging parents and takes care of them. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good quality education. Grace 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 Kericho area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 100,000 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 Kericho, is very challenging, but Grace 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.

She greatly appreciates the support that you are able to give her with this loan.