Total loan: $975


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Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

Elizabeth's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped a single mom to buy seeds and fertilizers so that this repeat Kiva borrower with a perfect credit history can improve her crop farming.

Elizabeth's story

The nice woman presented above is Elizabeth, a 43-year-old single mom of two, with a perfect credit history. She is a very hardworking woman. Thanks to her tirelessness and selflessness, Elizabeth has managed to give her children a good foundation by providing them with a good-quality education.

Elizabeth hails from Thika, a remote area of Kenya. Residents of Thika enjoy climatic conditions that are favorable for crop farming. Elizabeth's primary sources of income are crops and animal farming. She also gets some income from a personal business. She is content with the farming way of life and never had a formal college education.

Elizabeth is requesting this loan so that she can buy seeds and fertilizers to improve her crop farming. In Thika, women find it very challenging to obtain loans from commercial banks. Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva have made it easier to obtain financial support. Elizabeth is, therefore, confident that she will get this loan and be able to change her life.

Elizabeth's goal is to improve her living conditions and secure the future of her children, who are in school. Her biggest dreams are to be able to support her family by herself, to become independent and to buy a home.