A loan of $350 helped a member to buy a solar lamp for use in her home.

Mwiiuria Self Help Group's story

Elizabeth is married with three school-aged children, and in her mid-thirties. She has been a farmer for eight years. She keeps a dairy cow that has just calved and also plants beans in her small plot of land. She wakes up early in the morning to milk her cow and sells the milk at a local shopping center.

Elizabeth is a member of the Mwiiuria self-help group in Kerugoya. She intends to use this loan to buy a solar lamp. This is not her first loan through Juhudi Kilimo. She used the previous loans, which she is currently paying back, to buy a dairy cow and construct a zero-grazing housing unit.

Elizabeth believes that this solar lamp will supply her family with an inexpensive source of light and make them safe from ailments brought about by smoke from kerosene lamps. This will greatly improve her life. She will use the money saved from using the solar-powered lamps to offset some of her children’s school fees and home food expenses.

In this group: Irene, Ann, Mary, Edith, Faith, Grace, Jane, Winfred, Elizabeth, Doris, Gladys, Margaret

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