Total loan: $525


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Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for crop cultivation for this woman with a good credit history.

Esther's story

Fifty-three-year-old Esther is hopeful that she can change her future and that of her family. She resides in Kitale, Kenya. She has been practicing farming for many years on her small plot, where she does dairy, tree, and crop farming. Kitale is always referred to as the breadbasket area of Kenya.

Over the years, Esther has gathered much experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village. Her primary sources of income have been milk and crops. Esther is very passionate about farming and loves cultivating her farm.

Although she makes profits from farming, she is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by buying seeds so that she can plant them and sell them after harvesting. She is seeking this loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds. Kenya's Kitale area, one of the country's most populated regions, has a high demand for food. This means that Esther could increase her profits and satisfy the demand that is there.

She now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with the wonderful Kiva lenders to help hardworking women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing. Esther believes that this loan will be of much help and that she will be able to satisfy the demand for food. She also believes that the extra income she earns will enable a positive change in her life and increase her business.