A loan of $50 helped to buy a solar lantern.


Idah's story

Hello, Kiva Community! Meet Idah, a hardworking dairy and crop-farming mother in the heart of Nkubu.

Idah has a small personal business. She is a devoted mum who loves cooking for her family and providing for their basic needs. However, she has not been enjoying her cooking duties, due to her old, problematic jiko (stove). Her jiko emits a lot of smoke and now takes more than a tin of charcoal, which has become quite costly, as has paraffin.

Idah is requesting a loan to buy an eco-friendly jiko to enjoy cooking for her family and save on costs of charcoal and paraffin. Because it's eco-friendly, the jiko will also keep her from contracting any respiratory diseases that may be caused by the increased fumes emitted by her current stove. Kindly lend to her!


This loan is special because:

It aims to reduce energy costs for small-scale farmers.



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