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A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for crop cultivation, as a woman with a good credit history.
Esther is 34 years old and a mom of two. She is a resourceful mother from a remote village in the Nyamira area of Kenya. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her family a good start by providing them a good-quality education. Esther has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business.
The Nyamira area is a favorable one for farming, so she is seeking a loan of 110,000 shillings through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds. This will enable her to grow more crops, reap maximum profits, and increase her business.
Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around her village, is very challenging, but Esther feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself. Esther appreciates your understanding and hopes for your helping hand. Click that lend button and set the ball rolling!