Total loan: $650


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Nyeri, Nyeri County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs to improve her production.

Esther's story

Esther is a 51-year-old widowed woman who lives in Nyeri, an area with hilly scenery that is good for camping and hiking. She is a mixed farmer who has been farming for many years.

The major impediment to the development of smallholder farms in Kenya is the lack of short-term credit facilities. Juhudi Kilimo, in partnership with Kiva, is working hard to support smallholder farmers in Kenya with loans that will help to guarantee their survival.

Esther is seeking a loan to buy farming inputs to improve her production, which will enable her to support her family. She is hopeful that the Kiva lenders are adhering to the safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.