Total loan: $600
Machakos, Machakos, Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds, and also hire laborers to help her in her farm work.
Building a modern house has always been the dream of Eunice, a smallholder farmer who works with a lot of care and perseverance to achieve her objective. Today, she has a farm where she grows crops and raises goats and different livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business. Eunice never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. Since the Machakos area is a favorable one for farming, Eunice is seeking a 60,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds, and also hire laborers who will help her in her farm work. This will enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Machakos, is very challenging, but Eunice feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. Eunice 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 buy a home. Eunice is so thankful because of the trust and support on this Kiva platform.