Total loan: $175


Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers.

Esther's story

This last phase of 2019 Juhudi Kilimo is celebrating hardworking women such as Esther, who resides in the Kenyenya area of Kenya.

Esther is a rural smallholder farmer. Esther is married. Her family's main source of income is milk from their dairy farm. However, they are also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing corn and dairy farming.

The biggest problem that farmers from her village face is the huge deficit in access to agricultural inputs, meaning that farmers' yields and incomes are far below what they could be. Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholders around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers from her village, like Esther, can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.

Esther is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides.

Your loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her fill the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve the quality of life for her family. She hopes to improve the conditions of her house.