Total loan: $800


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Kapsowar, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a dairy cow.

Rebecca's story

Hello world! Meet Rebecca, age 34. This mother of 1 is a resident of Kapsowar village in the North Rift region of Kenya. She is a smallholder farmer who has been engaged in mixed farming for 15 years! She keeps dairy cows and poultry and grows tea and other greens. She also engages in other personal businesses to make extra income. Rebecca is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders via Juhudi Kilimo to purchase a dairy cow. The additional cow will increase milk production and sales volume. Quality grade cows produce up to 20 litres daily in this region. Income generated from selling that volume of milk is enough to always repay the loan’s installments on time. The dairy industry in Kenya has a recognized potential to generate higher income and transform living standards if appropriate interventions are developed and implemented. It also contributes significantly to food security and employment. For Rebecca to become competitive and attain the vast potential, she requires training to handle emerging issues. Juhudi has an extension officer at Rebecca’s disposal for all the technical guidance and training programs. This will ensure she employs the best practices in dairy farming to guarantee success. She plans to spend the proceeds back into the dairy business. With your help, her family will enjoy financial security from this venture.