Total loan: $500


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Maua, Meru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy another quality breed cow to improve her dairy production and business.

Cecilia's story

Hello, Kiva lenders!

Availability of credit facilities has been the biggest challenge affecting smallholder woman farmers, especially in Maua. Cecilia is a rural farmer and has been practicing agribusiness for many years. Thanks to her effort and dedication, she always has good dairy and crop production.

Cecilia works tirelessly on her poultry and crop farm every day of the week. Since she started a family, her personal and financial obligations have grown very high. She has tried different ways to make money, but keeps coming up short.

Cecilia decided the best way to increase her income was to improve her farm's productivity. To increase milk production, she could either buy more cows or replace the existing cows with more productive breeds. The latter makes more economic sense.

Cecilia is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase another productive dairy cow that will bring her more income and improve her dairy business. She will use the additional income to pay for her children's education and to meet family expenses.

Cecilia really hopes for lenders' contributions, and is looking forward to a prosperous year.

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