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Total loan: $900

Margaret

Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers to improve her harvest.


Margaret's story

Margaret is 49 years old and resides in a small house in the Kapsowar area of Kenya, an area where most houses have neither electricity nor water connection.



Having grown up on a farm, Margaret is no stranger to hard work and she is ready to roll up her sleeves with the hard work and determination needed to make her farming journey a fruitful one!



Thanks to her daily efforts, Margaret has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education.



Margaret has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business.



The Kapsowar area is a favorable one for farming, so Margaret is seeking a 90,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits and increase her business.



Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her village, is very challenging, but Margaret feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself.



Margaret is always working to improve her family’s living conditions and her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, securing her childrens' future.