Total loan: $575


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Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a motorcycle for farm transportation.

Raymond's story

Since the introduction of the Indian motorcycle as a mode of public transportation in Kenya, motorcycle usage is easily the leading method used by rural farmers to transport produce and farm supplies. This is attributed to success in accessing areas with no roads, as well as low fuel consumption, low maintenance costs and high flexibility. Raymond is a dairy farmer in Kapsowar, which is in the county where many world-champion marathon runners in Kenya come from. He has been doing dairy farming for five years and selling milk to provide for his family of two children. Over the years, he has had challenges in transporting milk to the market. He decided to purchase a motorcycle. It did not take long before he started reaping the benefits of this purchase. His work was made much easier and soon he turned it into a business. Today, Raymond is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders via Juhudi Kilimo to purchase a motorcycle. He is going to employ a person to help him with offering transportation solutions to members of his village. Your loan, along with that of other lenders, which supports improved transportation in rural areas will encourage farmers to increase production, add value to their products, reduce spoilage and waste, and empower the farmers, as well as have a positive impact on their productivity, income and employment.