Total loan: $350
litein, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase additional poultry.
Everlyne is married and has one child. She is from Litein, Kenya where the earth is red and smells fresh from the rain. The trees are lush, and tiny, matchbox-like, mud brick houses with tin roofs line both sides of the dirt roads. For the past 20 years, Everlyne has been involved in mixed farming. Her primary sources of income have been milk, eggs, and some personal business she engages in to make extra cash. Everlyne has been able to provide nutritious food for her family. She passionately loves poultry farming. “Chicken is part of me. I sleep chicken, I walk chicken, I love chicken, I eat chicken,” she says. The biggest challenge she faces is a lack of capital to buy additional poultry birds. She requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo, which she will use to purchase high-quality breeds of poultry that are resistant to diseases and lay more eggs. She believes the excess maize she has will be used to feed the poultry, and sorghum will be used to give the poultry energy and green grams used for protein. Through better feeding, the poultry will increase their egg production and will lay more eggs of good quality, which will translate to more income. With this loan Everlyne will also benefit from fertilizer as the droppings have a lot of nitrogen. With the additional income, Everlyne will be able to support her family and improve their living conditions.