Total loan: $550


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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizers to improve her crop production and increase her profits so that she can pull her poor family out of their current situation.

Catherine's story

Catherine(62 years old mom of 3) resides in a small house in the Kericho area of Kenya, an area where most people have neither electricity nor water connection. Having grown up on a farm, Catherine is no stranger to hard work and she is ready to roll up her sleeves with the hard work and determination needed to make her farming journey a fruitful one! Thanks to her daily efforts, Catherine has managed to give her family a good start by providing them with a good-quality life. Catherine has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from tea farming. The Kericho area is a favorable one for farming, so Catherine is seeking a 55,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer to improve her crop business and increase her yields. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kericho, is very challenging, but Catherine feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. Catherine is always working to improve her family’s living conditions and her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family. Be inspired and lend to her!