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Total loan: $2,000

Luisa

Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a single mother to buy farm inputs, such as high-quality fertilizers, to improve her horticulture crop yields and generate more income to improve her quality of life.


Luisa's story

As a single and poor mum, Luisa has always dreamed of getting out of poverty. That is the main reason she began practicing farming after her search for a white-collar job proved fruitless.

She lives in a humble home in the town of Sotik. Luisa keeps cows on her farm and has a small garden where she plants horticulture crops. She enjoys plowing her farm and watering her plants. Luisa never had a formal college education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Sotik area is a favorable one for horticulture farming. In the modern world, agriculture has become an exceedingly dynamic field. The kinds of inputs that are being used in the sector today are upgraded, and there is a need to use these improved farming inputs for effective production.

Luisa is seeking a 200,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs, such as high-quality fertilizers, to improve her horticulture yields and generate more income to improve the quality of life of her family. Being a single woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her remote village, is very challenging. Luisa feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions and her biggest dream is to become independent and support her family by herself.

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