Total loan: $700


litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereals (such as corn and beans) from local farmers to sell at a profit and be able to meet the expenses of her family.

Raeli's story

Hello Kiva lenders! Raeli a 62-year-old mom of four, has never set foot in any secondary school learning institutions, but she is an accomplished farmer from the Litein area of Kenya. As such, she commands a lot of respect. For the past few years, she has been involved in crop and dairy farming. Because of the immense knowledge she has about farming, farmers from her village seek technical advice from her on the best dairy farming techniques.

Raeli is the breadwinner for her family, which pushes her to work hard. Although she makes a profit from farming, she is not comfortable. She has always wanted to increase her income by selling cereals, so she is seeking this loan to buy cereals, such as corn and beans. Kenya's Litein area, one of the country's most populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Raeli could satisfy the demand and increase her profits.

Accessing funds has been a challenge for Raeli, but she now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with Kiva lenders. Together, they are helping hard-working women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing. This loan will ease her living, and she'll be able to develop her cereal business. Raeli is very grateful to her lenders in advance.