A loan helped a member to buy fertilizers and certified seeds to boost her crop yield hence earn more income.


Kumanya Self Help Group's story

The lady raising her hand is Benedetta of Kumanya self help group. She is 54 years old, married and a mother of 4 children. She joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in the year 2014 to benefit from the training on enterprise development and financial management.

She does farming in fruit such as mangoes and also plants maize, beans and peas. She is borrowing a Kiva loan to buy fertilizers and certified seeds to boost her crop yield hence earn more income to cater for better healthcare and clothing for her family.

She is grateful to Kiva lenders for the support and promises to repay promptly.

In this group: Benedetta, Mutunga, Munyiva


This loan is special because:

It provides startup loans to risky businesses and underserved people.



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