Total loan: $350


Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve her farm's output and make profits to educate her children.

Esther's story

Get to know Esther, a strong-minded woman who lives on her farm in a humble village, near Kerugoya town of Kenya. Kerugoya has favorable weather conditions that favor maize farmers. Esther is a horticultural farmer who also practices dairy farming. She is blessed with beautiful children, and she works hard to ensure they have a decent lifestyle.

The biggest challenge for farmers, especially in Kerugoya, is the high cost of farming inputs. Most farmers are forced to use organic farming methods, and with time, the fertility of the soil is lost. Esther is seeking this loan so that she can use it to buy farming inputs such as hybrid seeds and fertilizer. The returns from the investment will change her life and that of her entire household, as she will use the additional income to raise their living standards and pay for her children's education.

Esther has a great desire to succeed and also a desire that Kiva lenders will listen to her request and help her better her life. She thanks her lenders for their generous support.