Total loan: $500


litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs to improve her corn farm and enable this repeat Kiva borrower to grow more corn.

Cherotich's story

Cherotich, a 32-year-old mom of 2, is a hard-working farmer from a remote village in the Litein area of Kenya. Cherotich has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her family a good start by providing them with a good quality life.

The Litein area is a favorable one for corn farming, so she is seeking a 50,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer to enable her to grow more corn, reap maximum profits, and increase her corn business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Litein, is very challenging, but Cherotich 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.

Cherotich is very thankful in advance for your contribution and understanding. This loan is going to greatly impact the livelihood of her family.