Total loan: $500


Siongiroi, Bomet County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereal grains (corn and beans) to resell so this mother can improve her income and be better able to support her family during this season.

Norah's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Norah, a 41-year-old mom of four, loves people and has always been kind to other residents of Siongiroi, the remote town where she lives.

Norah has experienced many challenges, but she always finds a way to pull through. She is elegant and admirable in spirit and effort.

Norah’s primary sources of income have been milk and crops. She also has a small side business to supplement the meager income she earns from farming. Although she has been making a profit from farming, she has identified a market segment for selling cereal.

The only big challenge she faces is a lack of funds. So Norah is requesting a loan to buy different varieties of cereals such as corn, cowpeas, maize and rice to sell in the local market in order to generate a profit to support her family.

The market for cereals is never a problem because the demand is always high, so she plans to take advantage of that fact. Because of the good relationship she has with her neighbors, Norah plans to increase her market share by using word of mouth to reach more customers and markets.

You can help this mother achieve her dreams with a loan that will lead to larger profits.