Total loan: $500


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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereals (beans and maize) to sell in her village market, and use the profits to support her children.

Ruth's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Ruth, a 47-year-old mom of three children, is a resourceful woman who eliminates any hindrances or distractions to her goals.

She raises dairy cows and crops on her small portion of land. Because of her immense knowledge of farming, farmers from her village seek technical advice from her on the best dairy farming techniques.

Although she makes a profit from farming, she is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by selling cereals. That is why she is seeking this loan to buy different varieties of cereals, such as beans and maize, to sell in the local market for a commission, which will improve her life.

Accessing funds has been a challenge for Ruth. She was relieved to find that Juhudi Kilimo partners with Kiva lenders to help hardworking women farmers like her turn their dreams into reality through training and loan financing.