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Total loan: $300


Nyahururu, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as fertilizers and certified seeds to improve her farm and generate more income to support her family and make her dream a reality.

Mary's story

Hello, Kiva community! Mary (pictured above inside her house) is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in Nyahururu, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands which favor large-scale grain farming, dairy and horticultural farming. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education. Mary has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock, and she also earns some income from a personal business. She has never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. The Nyahururu area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a KES 30,000 loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seed. This will enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Nyahururu, is very challenging, but Mary feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. 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 to buy a home. Kindly support this woman who has a clear knowledge of her goals.