A loan of $1,000 helps to buy cereals (lentils, cowpeas and maize) to meet demand for cereals in her village and, through increased profits, to support her eight children.

Lornah's story

Lornah is a 43-year old mother of eight who is very hardworking and determined to succeed. She believes that life’s ups and downs should not be viewed as the end but as an opportunity to learn to improve in life. Supporting her children and seeing them successfully graduate from school has always been Lornah’s dream. She loves her family and is determined to give them a good quality of life. She is a dairy and crop farmer who injects passion and determination in her work.

Although she makes a profit from farming, Lornah is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by selling cereals. That is why she is seeking this loan, to buy cereals (lentils, cowpeas and maize). Her remote area, one of the country's most populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Lornah could increase her profits and satisfy the local demand.

Accessing funds has been a challenge for Lornah. She was relieved to find that Juhudi Kilimo partners with Kiva lenders to help hardworking women farmers like her turn their dreams into reality through training and loan financing. Lornah believes that this loan will be of much help to her, and that she will be able to satisfy the demand for cereals and support her children and aging parents. Lornah is very thankful for your support and empowerment.

This loan is special because:

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

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