Total loan: $300


Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a quality dairy cow.

David's story

Meet David (pictured above with his wife milking their cow) from Kericho Kenya, a smallholder farmer from a community not known for farming but he is earning a living through agriculture. He is happily married, and together with his wife has five lovely children. For the past 20 years, he has been practicing mixed farming, and, because of the experience he has, he commands a lot of respect from fellow farmers and is regarded as a mentor. Income from selling milk, eggs, and maize has allowed him to earn a decent income. David passionately loves dairy farming, and animals on his farm have been given names.

Milking and feeding his cow makes him very proud. By selling milk, he has had good returns, and the demand for milk has been expanding. Through extensive use of his mobile phone, he receives orders from customers and then sends his customers a text message when the milk is ready for collection. Demand has been overwhelming, and he needs an extra breed of cow to satisfy fully the demand.

He is requesting a loan to buy a quality dairy cow. David does not intend to buy just an ordinary cow; he wants to buy a distinct breed that is easy to manage and has a natural ability to produce rich, creamy milk. The dairy cow will produce between 15-20 liters of milk a day. The increased milk production will translate into more income, and David will be able to improve his living conditions and secure the future of his children going to school.