A loan of $600 helps to buy quality farm supplies so that she can grow more vegetables and increase her income.

Tecla's story

Tecla is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Eldoret area of Kenya. She is married and blessed with cute children. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a quality education.

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

The Eldoret area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 60,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm supplies, such as quality seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. These supplies will enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Eldoret, is very challenging, but Tecla feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her big dream is to become independent and support her family by herself, secure her children’s future, and to 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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