Total loan: $750


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Siongiroi, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a water tank to harvest rain water that otherwise goes to waste during the rainy season.

Livingstone's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Livingstone is a hardworking single dad who loves his children unconditionally. He is a farmer from Siongiroi who has made meaningful accomplishments in life through farming. On his farm, Livingstone grows crops and raises livestock. He also earns some income from a personal business. He never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Siongiroi area is favorable for farming, but the major problem is unreliable rainfall. Livingstone wants to change this and he is requesting a loan to buy another water tank to combine with the one he has right now. The tank will enable him to harvest the rainwater that would otherwise go to waste during the rainy seasons. Through this loan his farm will be assured of constant irrigation and, hence, increased productivity.

Livingstone is always working to improve his family’s living conditions, but his biggest dreams are to become independent and support his family by himself, to secure his children’s future, and to buy a home. Light up a life this first half of the year 2019 and celebrate a smallholder Kenyan farmer!