This loan helps to buy seeds and fertilizer for increased production, hence increased income to pay school fees for her children.
The lady raising her hand in the photo is Pascalia. She is 49 years old, married and blessed with 7 children. She is a member of Yaki Women Group, which joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in the year 2016, and has benefited from enterprise development and financial management training.
She does maize, bean, and green gram farming. She is borrowing a Kiva loan to buy seeds and fertilizer. She hopes this will increase her production hence increasing her income. She will therefore use the anticipated income to pay school fees for her children.
She is grateful to Kiva and their lenders for the support and promises to repay promptly.