Total loan: $375


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Engineer, NY, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as seeds and quality fertilizers to improve a single mom's crop farming.

Priscillah's story

Wonderful Kiva lenders, meet Priscillah who is 48 years old, a single mom of one school going child, and a practical and resourceful woman. She has no higher education or work experience, only her wits and her desire to succeed in life. She is a very hardworking, progressive, and honest farmer from a remote village in the Engineer area of Kenya. This area is very fertile with favorable weather patterns that support farming activities.

Priscillah has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business, although she never had a formal education.

The Engineer area is a favorable one for farming, so Priscillah 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 and certified seeds, to enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

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

She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and to support her parents and children on her own. Priscillah is so thankful to lenders in advance.