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Total loan: $400

Dorcas

Chuka, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs, fertilizer and seed, to boost her yields and improve her sales so that she can earn enough money to support her two children.


Dorcas's story

Meet Dorcas, a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Chuka, Kenya, a town where the main economic activities include agricultural processing, particularly in horticulture and bananas. She is not deterred by the difficult life situations that she has been through. Dorcas has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business.

The Chuka area is favorable for farming, and Dorcas is seeking a 40,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to purchase farm inputs, fertilizer and seed, to boost her yields and improve her sales, so that she can earn enough money to support her two children.

Being a rural mom and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Chuka, is very challenging. However, Dorcas feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her living conditions. Her biggest dream is to become independent and support her aging parents, secure her children’s future and buy a home. Kindly lend to this hardworking mom!