Total loan: $125


litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a water tank to harvest rainwater during the rainy season.

Nancy's story

Nancy is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Litein area of Kenya. She never had a formal secondary education herself and is content with the farming lifestyle.

Nancy has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business. The Litein area is a favorable one for farming, but has a major problem with unreliable rainfall. Nancy wants to change this, so she has applied for a loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy a water tank.

The tank will enable her to harvest the rainwater that would otherwise go to waste during the rainy seasons. Through this loan, her farm will be assured of constant irrigation, and hence, increased productivity. Nancy is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dream is to become independent.