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Total loan: $300

Mercy

Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy different varieties of cereal, such as maize, sorghum, rice, wheat, barley and millet, to sell and, as a forward-looking widow, support her children.


Mercy's story

Mercy (a repeat kiva borrower) is a 22-year old mother of two children living in Sotik, a land of seemingly never ending beauty. Mercy has faced many obstacles, but they have not been setbacks because she always keeps her head high. She mainly obtains her income from dairy farming, work she has practiced for the last five years.

Mercy has discovered that most of her clients are more interested in cereals rather than other products. Like a smart businesswoman, she has found this to be a great business idea. She is seeking this loan to buy different types of cereal to sell to her customers. She intends to buy different varieties of cereal, such as maize, sorghum, rice, wheat, barley and millet, to sell in the local market. Mercy is a good salesperson, and she believes the profits from her business will allow her to complete paying for her children's education. This idea is remarkable as she will also provide a market to cereal growers in her village. Through this loan, the life of this enterprising woman will be changed completely.

Mercy is making a passionate plea for a loan ahead of February, the month of love.