Total loan: $100


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Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereals such as lentils, cowpeas, and maize to sell in her local market and make profits to give her family a solid reputation.

Petronilla's story

Wonderful lenders of Kiva,

Your continued support keeps smallholder farmers in Kenya progressing. Meet Petronilla, a resourceful woman from Bungoma, a humble village where farming is the main economic activity. She is one of the few women in her village who was not lucky enough to set foot in any school. However, she has gathered skills and knowledge in agriculture through experience. She has worked as a trader for more than eight years, selling products from her farm.

Her desire is to empower her life. She also wishes to improve the lifestyle of her family. She sells 11 hours per day at her business site. She sells milk and eggs in a busy market. She learned the trade by herself and started to sell from her own savings. Petronilla considers herself as a hardworking businessperson. She likes it because it is profitable. Petronilla wants to use this loan to buy cereals such as lentils and cowpeas to sell to her customers. She would like to use the savings to send her children to school. She really wants to improve her family’s life, and is grateful to Juhudi and the Kiva community for their financial support.