Total loan: $100


Siongiroi, Bomet County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy different varieties of cereals and meet the local demand for this single woman who hopes to see her children succeed.

Joan's story

With her great drive and perseverance, Joan has been a successful mixed farmer and has been able to educate and support her children. Joan is a proud owner of a small parcel of land on which she has been practicing mixed farming for the past ten years. Her primary sources of income have been bananas, milk, eggs and some varieties of crops she plants. She also engages in some personal business to make ends meet. Joan got interested in farming because she wanted to meet the growing demand for farm produce. From farming, she has been able to earn a decent income, and she attributes all this success to hard work and determination.

Joan is seeking a loan to buy more cereals and improve her cereal business. Demand for cereals is overwhelming in Siongiroi, and through your loan she intends to buy different varieties of cereals to be able to satisfy the demand in her village and local market. With your loan, Joan will improve her living conditions through increased profits from selling cereals. Unlike most microfinances in Kenya that have imposed very complicated procedures in funds acquisition thereby discouraging smallholder farmers, Juhudi Kilimo is working closely with Kiva to make loan acquisition for a smallholder farmer easy and convenient. Through this intervention movement of funds in the rural communities has increased thereby alleviating rural poverty.

Joan is very thankful for your gesture of goodwill in her life.