Total loan: $700


Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

Violet's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers, to improve production for this repeat Kiva borrower with a good payment history.

Violet's story

For Violet (30-year-old mom of 5 and a KIVA repeat borrower), farming is not only a skill, but it is a hobby. She learned agriculture from her parents, and mastered various farming skills. She feels proud to own a big maize plantation and a garden where she plants crops. She also raises dairy animals. For the past few years now, her source of livelihood has been farming. She feels accomplished, having sent her three to school using the proceeds that she gets from farming. Her entrepreneurial skills and her knowledge of sales are unquestionable.

Although Violet has been earning some income from her farm, not everything has been easy for this enterprising woman. Her farm’s produce has been reduced due to lack of fertilizer and failure to use herbicides and pesticides. For this reason, Violet is seeking a loan of KES 70,000 to buy farm inputs, such as high quality seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizer to expand her crop farm.

Through this loan, Violet will be assured of a bumper harvest, which will mean more profits and income. Using this loan, she will be able to expand her enterprise. Violet hopes you will consider her request for this loan. It will change her life and help her achieve her dreams.