Total loan: $500


Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified quality seeds and fertilizer to improve Carren's horticultural farming.

Carren's story

Join Juhudi in celebrating its tenth anniversary by lending to Carren, a mother of three school-going children. She is an honest, hardworking and dedicated farmer who hails from the Nyamira area of Kenya, an area known to have weather patterns that favor tea, vegetable and animal farming. Carren 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.

As the Nyamira area is a favorable one for farming, Carren is seeking a 50,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo to buy farm inputs like fertilizer and certified seeds to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits and increase her business.

Being a poor mom from a marginalized community and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Nyamira, is very challenging. Carren feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva and the wonderful lenders that help hardworking 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 parents and children by herself and to build a modern home. Lending to Carren will help in lighting up her flames of hope for a brighter future.