Total loan: $1,425


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Chuka, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds, to improve her production in order to sell more crops and use the increased profits to improve her living standards.

Faith's story

Faith is a 45-year-old mom of 3 school-going children. She is not only hardworking, but she is also determined to succeed and overcome poverty. She lives in a humble home in the town of Chuka.

Faith keeps cows on her farm, and she has a small garden where she plants trees. She enjoys plowing her farm and watering her plants. She never had a formal education, and she is content with the farming lifestyle.
The Chuka area is a favorable one for farming. In the modern world, agriculture has become exceedingly dynamic. The kind of inputs that are being used in the sector today are upgraded. On this note, there is a need to use improved farming inputs for effective production.

Faith is requesting a loan of KES 150,000 through Kiva's Field Partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and high quality fertilizers, to improve her yields and generate more income to improve the quality of life of her family.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her remote village, is very challenging. Faith feels relieved knowing that there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, to secure her children’s future, and to buy a home.

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