Total loan: $1,375


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Esther's story

Hello, Kiva community! Esther (37) is the mother of four lovely, school-going children and is a rural smallholder farmer from the Eldoret area of Kenya. She is married to a fellow farmer. Her family's main income source is crop farming and milk from their dairy farm. However, they are also involved in other agricultural activities such as growing corn.

The biggest problem that farmers from Eldoret face is the huge deficit in terms of 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 Eldoret, 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 and fertilizers to use in her corn farm. Your loan will enable her to improve her corn production through the use of quality farm inputs. This intervention will help her meet the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and improve her family's quality of life. She also hopes to improve the conditions of her house. Help this mother to accomplish all her dreams with just a loan!