Total loan: $200


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Nakuru, Nakuru, Kenya / Agriculture

Consolata's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to purchase another productive dairy cow to bring in more income and improve a milk vending business.

Consolata's story

Consolata is a 55 year old mother and a forward-looking woman. She has been farming for the past few years. Thanks to her effort and dedication, she has always had good milk and crop production. She resides with her family in Nakuru, a town where the main economic activities include agricultural processing and crop farming. Dairy farming has always played a core role in the Nakuru area of Kenya.

Consolata decided the best way to increase her income is to improve her farm's productivity. To increase milk production, she can either buy more cows or replace the existing cows with more productive breeds. The latter makes more economic sense. Traditional breeds are well-adjusted to the environmental conditions and are disease-resistant, but their milk production is very low. Crossbreeds and Friesians are more productive and can survive in the same environment as the traditional breeds, but come at a higher price. Consolata is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase another productive dairy cow that will bring her more income and improve her milk vending business.

She will use the additional income to pay for her children's education and to meet family expenses. Her future plan is to keep growing her income-generating asset base. Consolata really hopes for the lenders' contributions and is looking forward to a warm response. Support this focused mother during this last phase of 2020.