Total loan: $1,475


Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a motorcycle to transport perishable products to the market.

Catherine's story

Catherine (a single mother of three children) is nothing short of a visionary dairy farmer who is based in the outskirts of Thika, a town where the main economic activities include agricultural processing, particularly in horticulture and pineapple. She is very determined to succeed and to give her children a happy life. Through farming, she has been able to send two of her three children to school.

Today, she makes money by selling milk and different crops. However, surrounded by fresh air, wide open space, and peaceful, natural sounds, she cherishes every minute spent with her cows. Catherine is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to buy a motorcycle to help with the transportation of her perishable products to the market. In rural towns of Kenya, Indian motorcycles are in vogue. Farmers like Catherine use the roadster bicycles to transport passengers and farm goods to and from the market. They are suited for areas with poor road networks which are inaccessible by cars. They are also very cheap to acquire and maintain. Invest in Catherine's future and you won't regret it supporting a determined Kenyan mother.