A loan helped to buy seeds and start horticulture farming to provide a better income for her four children.


Mercy's story

Mercy is a typical farmer born on the land that she inherited from her parents. She is a person who has had to overcome a lot of adversity in her life. However, she has always had the strength to overcome it and move forward with her four children. Kiva lenders, meet Mercy, one of the most hardworking women on planet Earth. She is 31 years of age, very hardworking and a go-getter. She hails from Londia, a remote village in the Kericho area of Kenya. Her primary sources of income are crops and animal farming. She also gets some income through a personal business.

Mercy is content with the farming way of life. She is a very enterprising woman, and although she never had formal education or formal employment, she has always worked hard on her farm and she has always assured her children and family of a decent meal. The Kericho area has favorable conditions for horticulture farming, and that is why she is seeking a loan to buy seeds and start horticulture farming. Because of good roads, a good climate, and a good transportation network, she is sure that she will reap maximum profits and be able to increase her business. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kericho is very challenging, but Mercy feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her.

Mercy is well disciplined with finances, and she plans that through the accumulated profits, she will be able to improve her living conditions and secure the future of her children who are in school. Please help Mercy so that her horticulture farming can flourish!


This loan is special because:

It finances smallholder farmers to purchase dairy cows, chickens and farming equipment.



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