Total loan: $650


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereals to resell, to generate profits and secure a comfortable living for her children.

Mary's story

Farming is a costly business in Eldoret, especially due to the high cost of land acquisition and the rising costs of agricultural inputs. However, Mary, a practical woman, chose to take the risks and started an agricultural business ten years ago to enable her to support her family.

Mary obtains her income through selling milk, maize, and vegetables. She also loves and practices poultry farming - she feels motivated and accomplished when she earns revenue through selling eggs, chicks, and poultry meat. Because of the immense knowledge Mary has of farming, farmers from her village seek technical advice from her on the best farming techniques.

Although she makes a profit from farming, Mary is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by selling cereals. That is why she is seeking this loan to buy cereals. Kenya's Eldoret area, one of the country's most populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Mary could increase her profits and satisfy the local demand.

Accessing funds has been a challenge for Mary. She was relieved to find that Juhudi Kilimo partners with Kiva lenders to help hardworking women farmers like her turn their dreams into reality through training and loan financing.