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Total loan: $450


Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as seeds and quality fertilizer to use on her farm, and through increased profits to support her children and aging parents.

Esther's story

Wonderful community of Kiva!

Juhudi Kilimo is happy to present Esther again on this platform. She is a mother of four children who loves her family more than anything on earth. Through her own efforts and inborn abilities, she is able to care for her family, being the sole breadwinner. She is a woman who’s not deterred by the difficult life situations that she has been through.

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

Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of the agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, which is a developing country, fertilizer and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of the farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo, which is in partnership with Kiva, has ventured into the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement in the inputs available.

Esther is seeking this loan to buy farming inputs such as fertilizer and certified seeds to improve her farm and generate more income to support her family. She feels relieved knowing that there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her living conditions, and her biggest dreams are to become independent and to support her children.