Total loan: $1,000


Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to expand her crop farm, increase her output and make a profit to educate her children.

Dorcas's story

Hello Kiva community! Dorcas (a 30-year-old mom of 2 children) grew up in a poor home in Kitale before she got married and settled. Today, she lives with her husband and children in Kitale. Dorcas has always desired to achieve and to be an independent woman. This makes her engage in risky agricultural projects in the pursuit of profits. Despite all the difficult hurdles in her life, she still finds the courage to move forward and meet the basic needs of her family. Dorcas manages farmland and sells milk and vegetables to educate her children and also take care of her family. Although Dorcas has been earning some income from her farm, not everything has been easy for this enterprising woman. The output of produce from her farm has been reduced due to a lack of fertilizer and good seed, as well as the presence of pests and diseases. Dorcas is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds so that she can expand her farm. By using this loan, she will be able to expand her enterprise. Dorcas hopes you will consider her request for this loan. It will change her life and the welfare of her family.