Total loan: $500


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Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

Ann's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy another quality-breed dairy cow, which will increase the dairy's production.

Ann's story

Kitale is a very humble area in Kenya where poverty is rampant. It has an attractive setting made up of peaks and valleys stretching as far as the eye can see. There you will find Ann. She has been able to raise lovely children who give her the determination to fight on. She ensures they get at least a single meal per day. She mostly feeds them with a mixture of maize and beans commonly referred to as “githeri” in the local dialect. Each morning Ann wakes up to milk her cows. This is what she does best. She sells milk from her cows in the local market, and the income received is what she uses to educate her children.

However, the biggest challenge Ann faces is satisfying the overwhelming demand for milk in her village. She is seeking a 50,000 Kenyan shilling loan through Kiva's field partner, Juhudi Kilimo, to buy another dairy cow of good quality. She believes that another cow will enable her to sell more milk, improve her living conditions, and secure the future of her children.

Having gone through training with Juhudi Kilimo, Ann is confident that the skills she acquired will help her grow her business, and she will be able to repay the loan. Ann is very motivated because this loan will be the tipping point for a bright future for her family. This loan will have a lasting impact in her heart.