Total loan: $700


Nandi Hills, Nandi County, Kenya / Food

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A loan helped Francisca to buy various cereals such as lentils, maize, sorghum, rice, wheat, barley, and millet to sell at the local market.

Francisca's story

Mother’s Day is here and Juhudi Kilimo is celebrating hardworking women like Francisca who reside in the Nandi hills area of Kenya.

She’s a mother (45 years old with 2 school going children) who already knows where she’s going and what she wants in life. This is the reason she started her own farming business a few years ago with the help of her parents and husband, who supported her and taught her everything about farming.

Because of the immense knowledge Francisca has of farming, she commands a lot of respect from other farmers in her village. Her primary sources of income have been milk and crop farming. Although she has been making profits from farming, she has identified a “niche market” for selling cereals. The only big challenge she faces is the lack of funds.

Francisca is requesting a loan to buy cereals. She intends to buy different varieties of cereals, such as maize, sorghum, rice, wheat, barley, and millet to sell in the local market. The market for the cereals is never a problem because the demand is always high, and she plans to take advantage of that.

Because of the good relationship Francisca has with her neighbors, she plans to increase her market by using word of mouth to reach more customers and markets.

This zealous mother would appreciate a loan. Kindly and humbly lend to a female smallholder farmer in honor of Mother’s Day!