Total loan: $700


Nkubu, Meru 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, reap maximum profits and increase her business.

Annrita's story

Annrita (pictured above with her last born) always embraces the art of hard work and that is why she is present on her farm early in the morning on each day of the week, Monday to Sunday. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good quality education. Annrita 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 Nkubu area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 70,000 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 smallholder woman, accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Nkubu, is very challenging, but Annrita 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 build a modern home. Be part of this success story this upcoming international women’s day!