Total loan: $900


Nandi Hills, Nandi County, Kenya / Agriculture

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Philip's story

A dream of getting out of poverty, the will to get ahead, and to secure the future of his children, are some of the reasons that made Philip start practicing mixed farming. Philip is a very hardworking, energetic, young farmer. Although he has only farmed for the past 10 years, he is working hard and learning good farming practices. Through the profits he makes, he has been able to take care of his family and provide basic needs for his parents. He is based in Koilot, a remote village in the Nandi Hills area of Kenya, an area with fertile soil famous for dairy farming. The region's staple food is mursik, a mouthwatering delicacy prepared from milk.

Philip has been selling eggs and milk, and this has earned him a decent income. He also engages in another business to make ends meet. Philip passionately loves dairy farming and taking care of his cows gives him great joy. He wakes up every morning to milk his cows. While this humble father has been making a profit by selling milk to his neighbors and the local market, he is faced with the challenge of meeting the demand. He is known for having the best quality milk. Through word of mouth, customers have been flocking to his farm for milk. Philip is seeking a loan to buy a quality dairy cow that will produce milk that is high in nutrients and will be able to satisfy the demand. With this loan, he will buy a dairy cow that will produce between 10 and 20 liters of milk a day. This will help fully satisfy the demand.

Through Kiva Field Partner Juhudi Kilimo, he attended training sessions and was taught financial management skills. This will help him save more money, repay the loan fully, and improve his living conditions. You can help Philip to accomplish all these dreams with a loan, so do it now and get him closer to his goals.