Total loan: $500


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Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy seeds and start horticultural farming to make a profit to pay school fees for her children.

Catherine's story

Wonderful community of Kiva,

Meet Catherine (pictured in her house), a caring mum who seized the opportunity to venture into agribusiness production after realizing that it was profitable. Catherine was born into a poor family and failed to secure a chance to join school. However, she learned farming skills from her parents, which has enabled her to become a successful mother. Though she lives in a region where water and land are inaccessible, she has managed to practice mixed farming on her farm. Through the profits she gets, Catherine has managed to take care of her family's needs. She has provided her children with a good education because she believes that education is the only key to success.

Catherine is seeking a loan of 50,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) to buy seeds and start horticultural farming. She wants to take advantage of favorable weather patterns, a good road network in her village, good soil, and a ready market for horticultural products so that she can reap more profits. Catherine hopes that through the loan she will improve her living conditions. With an improved income she will be able to assure her children of a secure future and uninterrupted learning because she will be able to pay tuition fees on time. She will employ people to work for her on her horticultural farm, hence having a positive impact on society.