Total loan: $300


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Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds, and also to hire laborers to help her in her farm work.

Margaret's story

Margaret is a 41-year-old mother of eight children who is very determined to succeed and is focused towards giving her family a better life. She always works with a lot of passion and determination. Today, she has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business. Margaret never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

Since the Bungoma area is a favorable one for farming, Margaret is seeking a 30,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds; and also to hire laborers who will help her in her farm work. This will enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Bungoma, is very challenging, but Margaret feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself.

Margaret is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, secure her children’s future, and buy a home. Margaret is so thankful because of the trust and support on this Kiva platform.