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Total loan: $200

Magdalene

Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy poultry to meet the high demand for poultry products and eggs.


Magdalene's story

Despite the current economic hardship in Kenya and high unemployment rate, Magdalene is not letting those factors dampen her spirit to triumph.

Magdalene is a woman who is very dedicated to her work. She works untiringly every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday. She lives in Eldoret, a remote town in Kenya. She has been practising mixed farming for the last five years and has gained a great deal of experience.

To afford a decent and comfortable life for her children, she has been selling milk, eggs and a variety of food crops from her farmland. To make ends meet and make extra cash, she has also been engaging in another small personal business.

The Eldoret area is very populated and the demand for poultry products and eggs is very high. Like many farmers from her region, she finds poultry farming very enjoyable and she stated that the most enjoyable part about poultry farming is “the increased profits I enjoy”. Her biggest challenge, however, is meeting the demand that is really high.

She lacks funds to increase her poultry farming and she is seeking a loan of 20,000 KES (Kenyan shillings) to buy poultry. Being a woman seeking access to funds is very challenging, but through institutions such as Juhudi Kilimo via Kiva, she feels relieved knowing that her dream will be achieved and that she will be able to buy more poultry. The extra income she will get will be used to fully repay the loan.

Magdalene is very thankful for your contribution in advance.