Total loan: $425


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Kapsabet, Nandi County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to purchase cereals such as corn and peas and sell them to her local market at a profit.

Sharon's story

Sharon (pictured above) is 22 years old and an enthusiastic farmer with a desire to achieve. She is from a remote village in Kapsabet, Kenya. She has defied the common thinking among most Kenyans that agriculture is only for the older generation.

Sharon is single and a young lady who is determined to lay a good foundation for her future. Her primary source of income is milk, and she plants different varieties of food crops. She also engages in a personal business and has been able to earn a handsome profit from the venture. She practices agriculture with a difference, employing youthful energy, hard work, and knowledge from the many agricultural training seminars she has had with Juhudi Kilimo.

Sharon is seeking a loan to buy cereals so that she can increase her profits and satisfy the existing demand. Accessing funds has been a challenge for Sharon, but she now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with Kiva lenders to help hardworking women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing. She believes that this loan will benefit her greatly and that she will be able to satisfy the demand for cereals. She also believes that the extra income she earns will enable a change in her life and increase her business. Increased profits will allow Sharon to repay this loan and provide a secure future for herself.