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Total loan: $225

Martha

Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables.


Martha's story

Martha (pictured above inside her house) is not new in the faces of lenders. She has borrowed previous loans and successfully paid them back. Martha has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. The Bungoma area is a favorable one for farming.

She is seeking a KES 50,000 loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo 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 Bungoma, is very challenging, but Martha feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. 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, secure her children’s future, and to buy a home. Kindly be a source of inspiration in her life by clicking that lend button!