Total loan: $975


Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a repeat borrower with good credit standing to buy farm inputs to improve her corn productivity, leading to increased profits to support her children until they finish school.

Betty's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Betty (36 year old mom of 4) is a repeat Kiva borrower with an impeccable credit history. She is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kericho area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education.

Betty has a farm where she grows crops. She also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Kericho area is a favorable one for farming, so Betty is seeking a 100,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo. The loan will enable her to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more corn crops, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kericho, is very challenging, but Betty feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising 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 family by herself, secure her children’s future, and buy a home.

Betty is looking forward to your helping hand. She hopes for your contribution.