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Total loan: $200


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Maua, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

Esther's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for crop cultivation.

Esther's story

This is Esther (age 60), a mum with a good credit history who grew up in a family that supports hard work and education. She is a hard-working farmer from a remote village in the Maua, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands that favor large-scale grain, dairy and crop farming. She is not deterred by the difficult life situations that she has been through.

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

The Maua area is favorable for farming, so Esther is seeking a 20,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to purchase farm inputs (fertilizer and seed) to boost her yields and improve her sales, so that she can earn enough money to educate her children.

Being a rural mom and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Maua, is very challenging. However, Esther feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her living conditions.

Kindly lend to this hardworking mom!