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Total loan: $400

Patrick

Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a good-quality breed of dairy cow and help an ever-smiling farmer meet the overwhelming demand for milk in his area.


Patrick's story

Patrick (ever smiling) lives in Nyamira, Kenya. He is a smallholder farmer. Like many farmers in the region, he keeps a dairy cow. Patrick has a thriving market for dairy products. Patrick has sustained himself through tea and dairy farming for the past few years. He enjoys the farming lifestyle.

Patrick is requesting a loan of 40,000 KES, which he will use to purchase a high-yielding dairy cow. This cow will boost milk production on the farm. As a result, he will have a greater quantity for both consumption and sales. With the money from the additional sales, Patrick will be able to service his loan on time.

With increased income from the loan, he plans to spend money to settle the high costs of production in farming. Many farmers compromise quality because of the high cost of inputs. However, with increased income, Patrick will not take such measures.

In the long run, his family will realize an improved standard of living.