Total loan: $950


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Limuru, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable a single mom to grow more crops.

Margaret's story

Margaret, a 34-year-old single mom, resides in the Limuru area of Kenya, which is an area where most houses have neither electricity nor water connections from the government. Having grown up on a farm, Margaret 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!

Margaret has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business. The Limuru area is a favorable one for farming, so Margaret is seeking a 100,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits and increase her business. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her village, is very challenging. But Margaret feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that helps enterprising women like herself.

Margaret is always working to improve her family’s living conditions and her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself.