Total loan: $375


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nyeri, Nyeri County, Kenya / Agriculture

Pauline's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for crop cultivation for this woman with a good credit history.

Pauline's story

Wonderful Kiva Community, meet Pauline, a 23-year-old mom.

Pauline has a lovely family that she really adores. She will do anything good to prevent them from ever having to go to bed with hungry stomachs.

Pauline comes from the Nyeri area of Kenya. She never got the opportunity to advance her education and get a white-collar job, but that reality did not stop her dream of wanting to succeed in life.

Pauline has been farming for the past few years. During this time, she has gathered much experience and all the farming techniques are at her fingertips.

Since the Nyeri area is a favorable one for farming, Pauline is seeking a loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizers and seeds. This will enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her area, is very challenging, but Pauline feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her.

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

She is so thankful because of the trust and support from this Kiva platform.