Total loan: $400


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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, so she can grow more vegetables, and use the profits to send her children to school and build a modern house.

Jackline's story

Jackline is a returning Kiva borrower, who has a clean credit history. She is a hardworking farmer, from a remote village in the Kenyenya area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with good quality education.

Jackline lives in a simple rusty house, and 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 requesting a loan of KES 40,000 through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo. She will use the loan to buy farm supplies, such as fertilizer and seeds, so that she can grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kenyenya, is very challenging. Nevertheless, Jackline feels relieved knowing that there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself.

Jackline is always working to improve her family’s living standards. Her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, to secure her children’s future, and to build a modern house.