Total loan: $675


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litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a single mom to buy farm inputs, such as seeds and quality fertilizers, to improve her crop farming.

Judith's story

Meet Judith, the 35-year-old single mother of two school-going children. Judith wakes up early every morning to tend to her farm. She lives in the Litein area of Kenya.

Judith adores her children and despite the many challenges she has gone through, she has always provided good care for them. In a period of economic stagnation, Judith has worked constantly to maintain the family's reputation. She works very hard on her dairy and mixed farm. The Litein area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 70,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo. She will use it to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds, to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase the size of her business.

It is very difficult for women to access funds in Kenya, especially around Litein. Judith feels relieved knowing there are institutions like Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions; her biggest dreams are to become independent, to support her family by herself, and to secure her children’s future.

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