Total loan: $600


Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer and quality hybrid seeds, which will enable her to grow more vegetables and use the profits to assure her family of an improved life.

Sabina's story

Hello, Kiva community! Sabina (a 60-year-old mother of 6. of whom 3 are school going) is a hard-working farmer from a remote village in the Kitale area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her family good care.

Sabina 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 Kitale area is a favorable one for farming. Therefore, through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo, she is seeking a loan. She will use the loan to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds, which will enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kitale, is very challenging. Sabina feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help smallholder women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions. Her biggest dreams are to support her family, to secure her children’s future, and to buy a home.