Total loan: $700


Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy another dairy cow of good quality.

Esther's story

Esther is 59 years old and has seven children. She is a small holder farmer from Kitale, a town that was significantly stuck by the 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis when violence occurred in Kenya.

Esther is a crop farmer who has worked for the last ten years. Thanks to practicing animal, tea and crop farming, she sees a bright future.

Each morning, Esther wakes up to milk her cows, which is what she does best. She sells milk from her cows in the local market and the income received is what she uses to educate her children.

However, the biggest challenge Esther faces is satisfying the overwhelming demand for milk in her village.

Esther is seeking a 70,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy another dairy cow of good quality. She believes that another cow will enable her to sell more milk, improve her living conditions, and secure the future of her children.

Having gone through training with Juhudi Kilimo, Esther is confident that the skills she acquired will help her grow her business, and she will be able to repay the loan.

Esther is very motivated because this loan will be the tipping point for a bright future for her family. Lend to her this month of love to make her life better.