Total loan: $375


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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farm inputs to boost her corn yields and improve sales in order to earn enough money to educate her children.

Jane's story

Jane is a 35-year-old forward-looking mother of four children in school. They live in Kitale, a town that was significantly struck by the 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis when violence occurred in Kenya. However, this has not stopped her from working hard and supporting her children. She is not deterred by the difficult situations she has faced.

Jane has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business.

The Kitale area is favorable for farming so she is seeking a 40,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to purchase farm inputs (fertilizer and seed) to boost her corn yields and improve her sales in order to earn enough money to educate her children.

Being a rural mom and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kitale, is very challenging. However, Jane feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her living conditions. Her biggest dream is to become independent and support her aging parents, secure her children's future and buy a home. Kindly lend to this hardworking mom this month!