A loan of $250 helped to start poultry farming.

Janet's story

Hello Kiva Lenders! Meet Janet, a 19-year-old, very hardworking, self-driven mother of four adorable children that she really loves and treasures. Janet hails from the Nyamira area of Kenya, an area always referred as a banana growing region. Janet is very young and was raised in a challenging circumstance; for being 19 and a mother of four, she has to work even extra hard so that she can put food on the table for her large family. She has been practicing farming for the past five years, and her main source of income has been milk selling, crop farming, and some personal business so that she can make ends meet.

Although she makes profits, it’s not enough. That is why she is kindly seeking a loan to start poultry farming and boast her family and also be able to improve her standard of living. The Nyamira area has a ready market for eggs and poultry products, and she is sure that she is going to reap more profits and turn around her life.

Accessing funds in Africa is very challenging, and being a mother it makes the issue challenging, but Janet feels relieved knowing that there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women achieve their goals.

Through the loan Janet will be able to support her school-going children, and be able to improve her living conditions.

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