Total loan: $400


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Kapcherop, , Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as upgraded fertilizer and seeds to increase output and support family.

Lucy's story

Empowering and investing in women ─ especially in rural areas ─ can be the best way to increase productivity and significantly reduce hunger in Kenya. Lucy is one of many women involved in food production. She lives with her family in Kapcherop and depends primarily on agriculture for survival. Her work is to raise dairy animals and grow different crop varieties. She didn't have a formal education and is content with farming.

Agriculture has become exceedingly dynamic, with a need to use improved farming inputs for effective production. These improvements include high-quality seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Lucy is seeking this loan to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kapcherop, is very challenging. However, Lucy feels relieved that there are institutions such as Kiva helping enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, with hopes to secure her children’s future and buy a home.