Total loan: $375


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer to enable a mom to grow more crops and help create hope for her this 2020 season.

Pauline's story

Born in 1968, Pauline is a mom of three school-going children and a small-holder farmer who resides in a remote village in Eldoret. She is a farmer who raises crops and runs a dairy.

Through farming, she has gained so much recognition in her village, and she is proud of that. Pauline has a farm where she grows tea crops and raises different livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business.

The Eldoret area is a favourable one for farming, so Pauline is seeking a 40,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo. She will use it to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer to enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Eldoret, is very challenging. Pauline feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva and the wonderful lenders that help hard-working women like her.

She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her parents and children by herself. Pauline is so thankful to lenders in advance for believing and contributing in her dreams.