A loan of $350 helped to start horticulture farming.

Agnes's story

HELLO LENDERS! Meet Agnes, a 56-year-old who is very hardworking, energetic and a mother of 4 lovely children. Agnes resides in the Kerugoya area of Kenya, an area with good weather patterns and favorable weather conditions that support farming activities. Agnes has been doing mixed farming for the past 40 years and through those years she has gathered so much experience with the techniques of farming.

Through the income from farming she has been able to take care of her family and also provide the basic needs for her grandchildren. Agnes is a very enterprising woman, and although she never got formal employment she has always worked hard on her farm and she has always assured her family of a decent meal.

The Kerugoya area has favorable conditions for horticulture farming, and that is why she is seeking a loan to start horticulture farming. Because of good roads, a good climate and a good transport network, she is sure that she will reap maximum profits and be able to increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Africa is very challenging, but Agnes feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. Agnes is very disciplined with finances and she plans that through the accumulated profits she will be able to improve her living conditions and also secure the future of her grandchildren.

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