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Total loan: $775

Caroline

Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a dairy cow to improve her milk vending business so as to meet the high demand in her area and make profits to secure her children's future.


Caroline's story

For more than four years, Caroline has been actively involved in mixed farming. Because of how much she likes farming, she has even nicknamed one of her cows. Caroline's primary sources of income have been milk, eggs, and crops. She has managed to take care of her family with her income from selling milk. Caroline has always wanted to take care of another dairy cow, but a lack of capital has prevented her from doing so.

She is now seeking a loan to buy an additional dairy cow to improve her milk vending business. 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 dairy milk in the area is high, but the supply is low. So, through this loan, Caroline is going to have more milk and comfortably meet the demand. Caroline's vision is to keep even more dairy cows so that she will be able to build a biodigester, which would help her to save more energy.

With this loan, the future of her children is safer, since she will be able to pay their school fees using the additional profits that she makes.