Total loan: $325


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Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase another dairy cow.

Annet's story

To be young, without employment, and starting a new family is a challenge for people in the Kitale area of Kenya. Annet, a mother, has overcome this challenge and has been practicing mixed farming for the past five years. Her primary source of income has been selling eggs, maize, and milk, along with doing some personal business she engages in to supplement her meager income.

Annet, who is an ever-smiling farmer, passionately loves dairy farming, and taking care of her cows gives her great joy. She is an early riser, and she wakes up every morning to go and milk her cows. Although this humble mom has been making a profit by selling milk to her neighbors and the local market, she is faced with the challenge of meeting the demand. She is known for having the best quality milk. Through word of mouth, customers have been flocking to her farm for milk.

Annet is seeking a loan to buy a quality dairy cow that will produce milk that is high in nutrients and will be able to satisfy the demand. Through the loan, she will buy a dairy cow that will produce between 10 and 20 liters of milk a day. This will help fully satisfy the demand.

Through Juhudi Kilimo, which is a field partner of Kiva, she attended training sessions and was taught the best financial management skills. This will help her save more money to fully repay the loan and to improve her living conditions.