Total loan: $300


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereals to resell and to then use the commission realized to improve her family's standard of living.

Irine's story

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Irine is a mother of one child living in Eldoret, a town that was significantly stuck by the 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis when violence occurred in Kenya.

Her two joys are her farm and her lovely family. She has been farming for the last ten years. The income she makes, from selling milk and eggs, is used to buy the basic needs for her family. Although she has gathered much experience in this business, and her clients enjoy the quality of milk and crops that she sells to them, she is not comfortable with the little she earns, having invested so much of her time and effort.

Irine has therefore decided to take out a loan, which she will use to buy different varieties of cereals from local farmers to sell to her customers and at the local market. Through this work, she will earn a commission that she intends to use to repay the loan and elevate her standard of living.

This loan is therefore an opportunity that Irine has never had before. Her irregular income and lack of collateral security were the main drawbacks limiting her from accessing a loan from the commercial banks.

Thanks to Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, the lives of Irine and her family will be changed through this loan.