Total loan: $525


Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Esther's story

Esther (pictured above) is very hardworking and a high-flier. She hails from a remote village in the Kapsowar area of Kenya. This area has tough living conditions and to survive you must have tough skin. Esther has defied all the odds and has chosen to work hard, so that she can meet the requirements of her loving family. She is their only breadwinner.

Esther works on her farm - growing trees and vegetables and rearing dairy cows . She is a committed and devoted farmer, who depends entirely on farming. Esther has used part of her savings in agriculture to send her lovely children to school.

Esther is seeking a loan of 50,000 KES, which she will use to buy certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers to expand her crop farm. By scaling up her business, she will reduce production costs and increase output. Esther's strategy is to use the returns from the investment to pay for more farm inputs, a lack of which is a major problem that leads to the closing down of many farms due to poor quantity and quality of yields. She will, therefore, be able to increase her profits.

This will elevate her standard of living as well as that of her beautiful children.