Total loan: $300


Nakuru, Nakuru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as good fertilizer and good-quality seeds to increase production and, as a single mother, assure her children a good future.

Ester's story

Ester believes that this year is her year of prosperity. Ester is a hardworking, progressive and honest farmer from a very remote village in the Nakuru area of Kenya. This area is very fertile, with favorable weather patterns that support farming activities. Ester is happily married and the proud mother of lovely children. Together, they live on a small piece of land that she really treasures. Her primary sources of income are eggs and milk.

Although this humble and industrious mother makes a profit, she faces the challenge of not being able to produce enough to meet the readily available market. Therefore, she is seeking funds from Kiva lenders to buy farm inputs such as good fertilizer and good-quality seeds. Through this loan, Ester should double her production, and this will translate into increased income. She then intends to save more money in the future so that she can develop her farming.

One objective that Juhudi Kilimo aims at fulfilling is increasing the ease of accessing farm inputs and income-generating assets for farmers. Through the intervention of Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva, inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides have become more accessible to its members than buying a bottle of water. Ester is very optimistic and believes this loan will change her life completely.