Total loan: $600


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Siongiroi, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy poultry birds so as to meet demand for eggs in her village, and as a single mom support her children.

Joan's story

Although Joan is a single mom that does not prevent her from always smiling. She is a smallholder farmer from a remote village in the Siongiroi area of Kenya. She has been actively involved in farming for the past five years and has never regretted it or looked back. She practices mixed farming and sells milk, eggs, and various food crops at the local market.

Joan passionately loves poultry farming, but the biggest challenge she faces is a lack of capital to buy quality breeds of poultry that are resistant to diseases and that lay more eggs. She is seeking a loan to purchase additional poultry. She will use her excess maize to feed the poultry and will provide sorghum to give the poultry energy, and green grams (beans) for protein. Through better feeding, the poultry will increase their egg production and will lay more eggs that are of good quality, which will translate to more income.

In addition to an increase in egg production, Joan will get increased output from poultry meat, and this will further increase her income and profit margins. Through increased profits, she intends to turn around her living conditions and live a better life. Joan will also benefit from chicken manure, which contains the highest amount of nitrogen of any livestock manure and is very valuable as fertilizer. She will be able to save money that would have been spent to buy fertilizer.

Kindly and humbly lend to this mom in honor of the International Women’s Day celebration!