A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds, to enable a Kiva borrower with good credit history to grow more crops.

Anne's story

Dear Kiva community, Anne is a 59-year-old mom. This hard-working woman is from a remote village in Kitale, a town that was significantly struck by the 2007–2008 violence in Kenya.

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

The Kitale area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a 40,000 KES loan through Kiva field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds, to enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits, and expand her business.

Being a poor woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Anne's remote village, is very challenging, but she feels relieved to know there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is a Kiva borrower who has a good credit history and is worth supporting.

This loan is special because:

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

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