Total loan: $1,000


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Nyahururu, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce, earn more profits and as a single mother, to support her beautiful children.

Esther's story

Special People,

Parenting is not an easy task and that is why the world decided to be celebrating Mother’s on the eighth March every year. Esther is a single, middle-aged mother who lives in the Nyahururu area of Kenya. Amidst women of her age, she has been identified as a very hard-working farmer, engaging in mixed farming, dairy, and poultry-keeping.

Esther loves attending to her daily duties and making a living for her family. Esther uses the few profits obtained from selling milk and eggs locally to pay for her children's school fees. The quality of Esther’s crops has dwindled due to the use of poor farm inputs. This has brought about low demand for her crops and has negatively impacted her sales. Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Esther is seeking a helping hand to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers and hybrid seeds to boost the quality of her produce.

Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in inputs availability than before. Esther is assured of a bumper harvest, which will open new markets for her crops. This will elevate her standard of living, as well as that of her beautiful children.