Total loan: $400


Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs, such as seeds, in order to improve her farm's productivity.

Esther's story

Hello, Kiva community!

Esther is a hardworking mother from a remote village in the Kapsowar area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good-quality education.

Esther has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle.

The Kapsowar area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a loan of 40,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.

Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Kapsowar, is very challenging, but Esther feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, to secure her children’s future, and to buy a home.

Esther is very thankful in advance and hopes for your help and support, which would help her attain a secure future.