Total loan: $675


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Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped to buy cereals for resale.

Esther's story

Despite the importance of agriculture in Kenya, field partners and microfinances view lending to fund agriculture as risky. But this is not true for Juhudi Kilimo, a field partner that is expanding into this market and is happy to provide Kiva lenders with the opportunity to support Kenyan smallholder farmers.

Wonderful Kiva lenders, meet Esther, an ever-smiling, hardworking and honest mom. She hails from the Kerugoya area of Kenya. She loves and treasures her family and will go the extra mile to make sure that they are comfortable.

Esther earns an income through selling milk, crop farming, and poultry farming. Through these ventures, she has been able to earn a decent income.

She is a very determined and dedicated farmer who has been farming for the past 10 years, and throughout, she has never regretted going into farming. Although this humble mom has been making profits, not everything has been “a bed of roses." She faces financial challenges, and because the Kerugoya area has proven a ready market for cereals, she is kindly seeking a loan to buy cereals for resale and thus improve her income.

Esther’s upbringing was challenging, and she has faced many economic problems. Still, this ever-smiling mom has been making great improvements in life, and she believes that through your loan, she will be able to realize her goal of improving her living conditions and transforming her life.

Through Juhudi Kilimo, Esther has received training and she has proven to be honest and disciplined with her finances. She intends to fully repay the loan with the profits from her business.

Esther is a visionary, and with her accumulated profits, hopes she will be able to open a large cereal-selling shop that will boost her income and turn her life around.

Be inspired--make a loan to support a Kenyan smallholder woman farmer!