Total loan: $1,000


Kapcherop, , Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for crop cultivation for this woman with a good credit history.

Elizabeth's story

Wonderful Kiva community, meet Elizabeth, a 54-year-old mom who has five children. She is a humble mother whose main dream is to improve the conditions of her home. Elizabeth has a lovely family that she really adores. She will do anything good to prevent them from ever having to go to bed with hungry stomachs.

Elizabeth comes from the Kapcherop area of Kenya. She never got the opportunity to advance her education past primary school and get a white-collar job, but that reality did not stop her dream of wanting to succeed in life.

Elizabeth has been farming for the past few years. During this time, she has gathered much experience, and all the farming techniques are at her fingertips.

Since the Kapcherop area is a favorable one for farming, Elizabeth is seeking a loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizers and seeds. This will enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her area, is very challenging, but Elizabeth feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her.

Elizabeth is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, to secure her children’s future, and to buy a home.

She is so thankful because of the trust and support from this Kiva platform.