Total loan: $625


Vihiga, Vihiga, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fruits and vegetables to stock her grocery store and make more income for her family.

Winnie's story

Hello lenders,

Winnie (pictured above carrying her last-born child) is 24 years old and lives in Vihiga, Kenya. Vihiga is a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands which favor large-scale grain, dairy, and horticultural farming. She perseveres because she wants to provide a better future for her family.

Winnie earns a living by raising dairy cows and selling grocery goods, namely fruits and vegetables. Winnie has been engaged in her businesses for seven years. She has been able to send all of her children to school. Her biggest problem is meeting customer demand because of a shortage of products. Thus, she is asking for a loan to buy fruits and vegetables to stock her grocery store. With her marketing skills and determination, Winnie will be able to increase her sales revenue.

Winnie plans to use the additional profits to clear her children's school fees. She will also buy nutritious food for her children, whom she loves and adores so much. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Vihiga (where Winnie lives) is very challenging. Winnie feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. Winnie is happy that her grocery business will excel and that she will be able to buy more land for farming next season.