Total loan: $925


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Food

Jelagat's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy cereals, such as corn and beans, to resell at a profit.

Jelagat's story

Juhudi Kilimo is celebrating women smallholder farmers this quarter and would like you (the wonderful Kiva community) to be part of this celebration.

Jelagat, 46, says that living in a Third-World country where opportunities are scarce is not an excuse for her not to triumph. She is a very hardworking woman.

Jelagat is from Eldoret in Kenya, a country known worldwide for producing the "crème de la crème" in the athletics world, including athletes who have broken world records in major marathons.

Having grown up in a poor rural family, the only fortune Jelagat inherited from her parents was farming skills, which have helped her to date. She is a mom who decided to put the skills she learned from her parents into action through farming.

Although this enterprising woman has been earning a profit, the meager income Jelagat makes is not enough to meet all the basic needs of her household. She wants to expand her business and earn more profits by selling cereals in her local market. The cereals business is one of the most profitable businesses in the region, and she believes that she will be able to make additional profits.

This loan will be used to buy cereals and resell them at her local market. Jelagat is grateful for your consideration and goodwill.