Total loan: $500


Nandi Hills, Nandi County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped To buy cereals.

Beatrice's story

Thirty-one-year-old Beatrice has never set foot in any higher learning institution, but she is an accomplished farmer from the Nandihills area of Kenya, and commands a lot of respect. She is happily married and, together with her handsome husband, is blessed with six adorable children. For the past ten years, she has been involved in mixed farming, and because of the immense knowledge she has of farming, farmers from her village seek advice from her on the best dairy farming techniques. Beatrice is the breadwinner of her family, and this really pushes her to work hard, so that her children will have a bright future and her parents will have a comfortable life. Although she makes a profit from farming, she is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by selling cereals. That is why she is seeking this loan to buy cereals. Kenya's Nandihills area, one of the country's populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Beatrice could increase her profits and satisfy the demand that is there. Accessing funds has been a challenge for Beatrice, but she now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with Kiva lenders to help aspiring women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing. Beatrice believes that this loan will be of much help, and that she will be able to satisfy the demand for cereals. She also believes that the extra income she earns will enable a permanent change in her life and increase her business. Increased profits will allow Beatrice to repay this loan and secure the future of her school-going children. Be inspired make a loan to keep her big smile!