Total loan: $300


Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy poultry.

Betty's story

Betty is a humble farmer who goes out every morning at 5 a.m. to work in her small parcel of land. She is an ever smiling, 29-year-old, very hardworking, honest and dedicated farmer who lives in Chebole, a remote village in Bomet. She is happily married and is blessed with three adorable children. She has been practicing mixed farming for the last six years and has gained much experience. To afford a decent and comfortable life for her children, she has been selling milk, eggs and varieties of food crops from her farmland. To make ends meet and make extra cash, she has been engaging in another small personal business. The Bomet area is very populated and demand for poultry products and eggs is very high. Like many farmers from her region, she finds poultry farming very enjoyable, and she stated that the most enjoyable part about poultry farming is “the increased profits I enjoy.” Betty's biggest challenge, however, is meeting the demand that is really high. She lacks funds to expand her poultry farming, and she is seeking a loan of 30,000 KES (Kenyan shillings) to buy poultry. For a woman, accessing funds is very challenging, but through institutions such as Juhudi Kilimo via Kiva, she feels relieved knowing that her dream will be achieved, and she will be able to buy more poultry. Through the loan, she will sell eggs and poultry products to her neighbors and to the local market, and this will translate to increased profits and an improved income level. Being a visionary woman, she intends to accumulate more profits and expand her poultry market to other markets, and this will increase her income and improve her living conditions. The extra income she will get will be used in fully repaying the loan and permanently changing her living conditions and securing the future of her school-going children. With her hard work and your assistance, Betty can make this dream true!