Total loan: $675


Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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James's story

Hello Lenders! Meet James, a 34-year-old small-scale farmer who hails from the Eldoret area of Kenya. He is a family man, married with two children whom he always refers to as “his heartbeat." In his search for a promising future and good opportunities to get ahead, James decided to start farming. According to him, it will give him everything he has always dreamed of. James is involved in the dairy business, which is an important source of subsidiary income to small, marginal farmers and agricultural laborers in rural Kenya. Juhudi Kilimo partnered with Kiva to provide financial and technical support to farmers such as James, who have been practicing mixed farming for the past 10 years. James passionately loves dairy farming and has nicknamed one of his cows. Although he makes profits from dairy farming he has the challenge of not having proper dairy facilities. That is why he is kindly requesting a loan to construct a modern dairy unit. Dairy cows require proper care so that they can produce higher volumes of milk. They also require a proper place for them to rest so they are not affected by bad weather. Through the loan James will be able to improve his milk production because he will have a good place to milk his cows and reduce the chance of sickness. Hence, he will save more money that would have been spent on buying animal medicine. This loan will assist James to collect cow dung to improve vegetable production on his farm, and he can also use the cow dung to make his hut look beautiful. James has a good culture of saving. He projects that through accumulated profits he will be able to save and buy more quality dairy cows and also be able to pay back the loan. James waits for your kindness.