A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables.

Caroline's story

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Caroline, age 34, is a charismatic and helpful woman who works at her own mixed farm. She started her own crop and animal farm out of necessity so that she could generate income to support her family.

Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good, quality education.

Caroline has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Kerugoya area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 30,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kerugoya, is very challenging. But Caroline feels relieved, knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself.

She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions. However, her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, secure her children’s future, and to buy a home.

Caroline hopes to use this loan to improve her living condition. She is very thankful, in advance, for having received a chance to pursue her dreams.

This loan is special because:

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

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