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Total loan: $475

Lilian

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Siongiroi, Bomet County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy more cereals to sell to her customers to make more profits to support her family.


Lilian's story

Living and working in Siongiroi has been challenging, especially for Lilian, the 40-year-old mom of six school-going children. She is a humble woman who has worked hard to establish herself. She earns an income selling her farm produce, such as milk, maize, and other crops. She also earns a little income from her small businesses. Through these activities, she can give her family at least two meals per day.

Despite the prolonged dry seasons and frequent incidences of pests and diseases, which are very intense, Lilian has always looked forward to future accomplishments and success. Lilian decided that the best way to boost her income is to improve her farm's productivity. She chose to run a side cereals business, which is one of the most profitable in the Siongiroi region. Lilian requested a loan to buy more cereals to sell to her customers to make more profits to support her family.

Lilian believes that she will be able to make additional profit by increasing her cereal stock. This loan is an opportunity that Lilian never had before. Her irregular income and lack of collateral security were the main issues preventing her from accessing a loan from commercial banks. Thanks to Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, the lives of Lilian and her family will be changed for the better.

Lilian is so happy with this gesture of goodwill in her life.