Total loan: $175


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Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy another big water tank to harvest the rainwater that normally goes to waste and use the water to irrigate her farm.

Teresia's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Teresia is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kapsowar 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.

She 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 Kapsowar area is a favorable one for farming, but the major problem is unreliable rainfall. Teresia wants to change this, so she is requesting a loan to buy another water tank to combine with the one she has right now. The tank will enable her to harvest the rainwater that would otherwise go to waste during the rainy seasons.

Through this loan, her farm will be assured of constant irrigation and, hence, increased productivity.

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

Light up a life this year and celebrate a smallholder Kenyan farmer!