A loan of $900 helped to lease land and purchase farm inputs.

Esther's story

Esther is 69 years old and married with five adult-aged children. She is a farmer from Kisii town in Western Kenya. Esther has been farming for over 40 years and has one permanent employee and five casual laborers. Her main products are maize, beans, tea, vegetables, milk and bananas, which she sells to the local market. Her biggest challenges in farming are lack of enough inputs (which affects her production) and poor storage facilities that leads to the destruction of her products.

She successfully completed a previous loan of 45,000 KES from Kiva partner, Juhudi Kilimo, which she used to purchase and insure a dairy cow. She has requested this loan for 70,000 KES to lease land and purchase farm inputs. The income from this loan will assist her in taking care of the four orphans under her care and sending her son to college. The family's nutrition will improve as well. Esther expects to expand her farming and production, especially bananas, on a large scale.

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