Total loan: $650


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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase fertilizers to boost her tea crop yields.

Susan's story

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Introducing Susan, a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kericho area of Kenya. Through her own effort and her inborn abilities, she is able to care for her family, being the major breadwinner. She is a woman who’s not deterred by the difficult life situations that she has been through.

Susan has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Kericho area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 70,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to purchase farm inputs (fertilizers) to boost her tea crop yields and improve her sales so that she will have enough money to educate her children.

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

She is always working to improve her living conditions, and her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her aging parents, secure her sibling’s future and buy a home.

Kindly lend to this assiduous hardworking woman!