Total loan: $675


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Meru, Meru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy an additional dairy cow to improve her milk vending business.

Selina's story

Selina is a 63-year-old mother of three, and is a repeat Kiva borrower living in Meru, a remote area located on a gentle plain before the ascent into the central highlands of Kenya.

Despite a difficult living situation and general lack of access to the outside world, Selina is a hardworking farmer. She began farming ten years ago. Today, Selina has achieved great milestones in terms of diversifying beyond vegetable farming by introducing farm animals, such as dairy cows and poultry.

Selina has managed to take care of her children with her income from selling milk from her goats and cows. She has always wanted to take care of another dairy cow, but a lack of capital has prevented her from doing so.

Selina 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 13-19 liters of milk a day. With this cow, Selina will produce more milk, which will translate into more income.

Demand for milk in the Meru area is high, but the supply is low. So, through this loan, Selina is going to have more milk and comfortably meet demand. Selina's vision is to keep even more dairy cows, so that she will be able to build a bio-digester, which will help her to save more energy.