Total loan: $150


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Nakuru, Nakuru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped a widowed mother to buy high-quality certified seeds and fertilizer in order to improve production, generate more income and improve her quality of life.

Susan's story

Dear Kiva community, Susan is a hard-working widow from a remote village in the Nakuru area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good quality education.

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 Nakuru area is a favourable one for farming. She is seeking a 15,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits and expand her business.

Being a widow and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Nakuru, is very challenging, but Susan feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself.

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

She is a repeat Kiva borrower who has a good credit history and is worth supporting.