Total loan: $700


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Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya / Food

Mary's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy different varieties of cereals, such as corn, cowpeas, lentils, beans, barley and sorghum, to sell and support her household.

Mary's story

Mary (pictured in her side hustle business) is a married woman who lives in Bomet. She has been farming for the last few years. Her main objective for farming was to support her family.

In her village, Mary practices mixed farming. Though she has gathered much experience in this business, she is not comfortable with the little amount she earns, since she is the only breadwinner in her household.

She has decided to focus more of her attention on farming. However, she needs to increase her income by buying different varieties of cereals, such as lentils, cowpeas and maize, from local farmers and selling them to her customers and at the local market. Through this engagement, she will earn a commission that she intends to use to repay the loan and elevate her standard of living. Through the partnership between Juhudi and Kiva, Mary is relieved that her dreams will be achieved.