A loan of $350 helped to start horticulture farming.


Dorcas's story

Hello, world! Meet Dorcas, a 30-year-old farmer from Eldoret, an area in Kenya that is known for its expansive farmlands and an area that has produced world record-holders in athletics.

She is a mother of three lovely school-going children and has been doing farming for the past six years. Through dairy farming and poultry keeping, she has been able to produce milk and eggs and earn an income through selling them. Dorcas loves farming very much and is so passionate with dairy farming, she has even nicknamed her cows “Cheptilit", "Tulmet" and "Chesamoi”.

The Eldoret area has good conditions that favor horticulture farming, with a good road network, good climate and a ready market to sell horticulture products. Because of the above valid reasons, Dorcas wants to start horticulture farming and is seeking a loan of 30,000 Kenya shillings.

Dorcas has been having a dream of starting horticulture farming, but had one challenge; that is the lack of funds. But, knowing that institutions such as Kiva are out there to help enterprising women, she feels relieved and knows her dream will be achieved.

Through increased income, Dorcas will improve her living conditions and secure the future of her children.

Dorcas plans to sell in international markets, and she wants to take advantage of Eldoret International Airport, which will be of much help.



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