A loan helped to hire labor and buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds, which will enable her to grow more crops.


Beatrice's story

Beatrice (pictured in her simple house), 51 years old, is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kitale 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.

Beatrice has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Kitale area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 70,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to hire labor and buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds, which will enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kitale, is very challenging. But Beatrice 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, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and be able to support her family by herself through financially securing her children's future and buying a home.

Light up spirits this holiday season by kindly lending to Beatrice!


This loan is special because:

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



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