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Total loan: $600

Agnes

Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy another high-quality dairy cow for increased milk production and sales, so she can improve her life and keep her beautiful smile.


Agnes's story

Ever-smiling Agnes (39 years old mom of 3, pictured above in her simple house) is a mother living in a remote village in Thika, a land of seemingly never-ending beauty. She is very hardworking and despite her poor financial status, has become one of the most proficient women in agriculture in her village. This amiable lady dreams of establishing herself as an independent and resourceful woman. She believes this is possible through farming.

Today, Agnes owns dairy cows and a small farm where she practices crop farming. Through farming, she has made her life meaningful and obtains maximum benefits.

Agnes enjoyed the support of her parents when she started, but now works independently and makes her own decisions. She says that she was able to make a profit from her milk and crops in the previous season, and has even better hopes for this season.

She is seeking a loan to buy another dairy cow of a good breeding to increase her milk production. She intends to feed the cow with fodder from her farm, buy another cow in the future to breed, and create a big herd. This is a wise idea, since demand for milk from dairy cows and for meat is rising in the Kitale region where she lives.

Lending to this smallholder farmer provides an opportunity for her to expand her farming and inspire more women of her age. Her family will also benefit from this loan.