Total loan: $400


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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

A loan helped to buy farm implements such as seeds.

Caren's story

Caren is 30 and a very industrious, honest, and hardworking mother from the Kenyenya area of Kenya, near the famous Kisii area known for soap stone carvings.

Caren has been farming for the past nine years. Over the years, she has gathered much experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village. Her primary sources of income have been milk, eggs and crops. Caren is very passionate about farming and loves cultivating her farm.

Although she makes profits from farming, she is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by buying seeds so that she can plant them and sell them after harvesting. That is why she is seeking this loan to buy farm implements such as seeds.

Kenya's Kenyenya area, one of the country's populated regions, has a high demand for food. This means that Caren could increase her profits and satisfy the demand that is there.

She now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with the wonderful Kiva lenders to help aspiring women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing. Caren believes that this loan will be of much help, and that she will be able to satisfy the demand for food.

She also believes that the extra income she earns will enable permanent change in her life and increase her business. Increased profits will allow Caren to repay this loan and secure the future of her school-going children.

Caren knows that she is on a good path by working with the Kiva lenders in supporting her!