A loan of $350 helped to buy irrigation equipment and a water tank.


Stella's story

Hello Kiva community! Stella is a hardworking mother from a remote village in the Chuka area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education.

Stella 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 Chuka area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to enable her to grow more vegetables by buying irrigation equipment and a water tank. Through the loan, her crops will never lack water, and this will assure her of improved production. Through the loan she will be able to reap maximum profits and increase her business. She intends to use a drip irrigation method.

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


This loan is special because:

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



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