Total loan: $925


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Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as organic manure/fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more corn.

Caroline's story

Caroline, 68 years old and a mom of six, is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kapsowar 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. On her farm, Caroline grows crops. She also earns some income from a personal business. Caroline was not lucky enough to attend any higher learning institution. Her survival depends only on the knowledge and skills gained from her parents in farming.

The Kapsowar area has good climatic conditions that favor crop farming, and that is why Caroline is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer to enable her to grow more corn, reap maximum profits and increase her business. Being a smallholder farmer and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her remote village, is very challenging, but Caroline feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions and educate all her children. Through your loan, all of Caroline's dreams will be fulfilled.