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Total loan: $800
Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture
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Muhoi's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase poultry, a chaff cutter and a water tank.
Smallholder farmers from Murang’a own approximately 2.5 acres per household on average. However, these farms are no longer competitive. Muhoi, a father of 4, came to this realization and began a proactive process to address charting a new course for his farm’s operation. He mobilized farmers and formed a group that later joined Juhudi Kilimo. Juhudi transforms smallholder farmers’ lives by financing income-generating agricultural assets. Furthermore, farmers get a two-month training to ensure these assets are used in the most productive way. Muhoi has been a farmer for seven years now. He has been making a living selling milk and tea produced on his farm. He uses his motorcycle to transport milk and farm produce and to also offer transportation services to other farmers in order to make extra income. Muhoi is seeking a loan to purchase poultry, a chaff cutter and a water tank. The purchase of these assets is aligned to the business plan he has to make the most of his farm and act as an example to others. He is diversifying into poultry to spread the risk and increase income. The chaff cutter will chop fodder into a small, easily-digestible form for the dairy cow. The water tank will help in rain-water harvesting, water conservation and storage in anticipation for drought. With your lending, Muhoi projects he will generate enough income to comfortably repay the loan after which he will direct the income to his children’s school fees.