Total loan: $600


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Chuka, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy an additional dairy cow to expand her milk sales business, so as to meet the high demand in her area and use the profits to build a biogas digester in the future.

Jackline's story

This is Jackline (a single mother of two beautiful kids). Jackline grew up in a small mud house in a rural area of Chuka, where she had a taste of how hard life can get because her remote village has neither clean water nor electricity. Despite all those misfortunes, she is very clear about what she wants from life. For that reason, five years ago she decided to begin practicing mixed farming.

Jackline’s primary sources of income are milk sales and a personal business she engages in to make ends meet. She has managed to take care of her family with her income from selling milk. She has always wanted to have another dairy cow, but a lack of capital has prevented her from doing so. She is now requesting a loan to buy an additional dairy cow to increase her milk sales. The cow she intends to buy is a breed that produces between 10-16 liters of milk a day. With this cow, she will produce more milk, which will translate into more income. Demand for milk in her area is high, but the supply is low. So, through this loan, Jackline is going to have more milk and comfortably meet the demand.

Jackline's vision for the future is to keep even more dairy cows. With the extra income, she will be able to build a bio digester, which would help her to save energy.